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Bde Maka Ska is the largest lake in Minneapolis. It joins the Lake of the Isles through a long channel and is the biggest lake of five that make up the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Surrounded by city park land and circled by bike and walking trails, it is popular for many outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, wind surging, swimming, sailing, and of course, biking.

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10 Active Minnesota Adventures

Hey kid, take a walk on the wild side… or at least get outside. Whether you’re swimming, skiing, hiking, or biking, these journeys are stellar.

When you live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, you better know how to use them to your advantage. Plan an afternoon of fun on Bde Maka Ska, right in the heart of Minneapolis. From stand-up paddleboarding and canoe rides to kayaks and paddle boats, rentals are available through Wheel Fun Rentals right on the lake. 3000 Bde Maka Ska Pkwy. E., Mpls.,


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