BEST BEACH - 2000
Nowhere can there be found a better endless hack circle, a more diverse mix of hippie wannabes and hippie have-beens, or a better free show (provided by Minneapolis's finest as they cart off the disheveled unfortunates for whom this beach is a favorite drinking spot). But wait! There's more! Cedar Lake's water is the cleanest in the city--this according to an admittedly unscientific survey of the City Pages editorial staff. Best of all, on hot summer nights, the beach's location--tucked behind several acres of wooded land--provides seclusion that's perfect for skinny-dipping under the stars.