One of the great reasons for living in Minneapolis is the public use of the lakes and the surrounding parks. Residents and visitors can hike, bike, jog, stroll, or take a relaxing kayak - canoe ride on one of the lakes. Lake Nokomis has a public beach area that is perfect for summer swims in the lake. Lake of the Isles has a dog park at its south end, which needless to say, is used every day for a good doggie social hour.
There are just so many fun things to do in Minneapolis, and lake living is one of them.