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BEST BEACH Minneapolis 2008 - Hidden Beach at Cedar Lake

Hidden Beach at Cedar Lake

2640 Franklin Ave. W.

Minneapolis, MN 55405

612-230-6400

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The Twin Cities has plenty of perfectly lovely lakeside beaches where you can pitch a towel and spend a lazy summer day, but only one of them has a "vibe." Hidden Beach, on the eastern shore of Cedar Lake, still carries a free-spirited, counterculture sensibility left over from its days as an illicit nude beach and hippie hangout. And it still attracts a wide range of beachgoers: neighbors and ne'er-do-wells, kids and coeds, rock golfers and regular folks. The vibe has been seriously watered down in recent years by extensive city renovations and a greater police presence, which was precisely the intent. Hidden Beach's outlaw days may be gone for good, but it's still a charming, pretty beach, it still offers a rare feeling of seclusion, and it still has an aura that refuses to be renovated away.

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robertbrown
robertbrown

This is a wonderful opinion. The things mentioned are great andneeds to be appreciated by everyone.Easy Travel

John Williams
John Williams

Another beach destroyed by the Park Board. Time to eliminate the Park Board from the Minneapolis budget..and save the city money!

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