Shopping in Linden Hills
Residents looking to do some window shopping or engage in some actual retail therapy can rely on the Downtown district to fulfill their needs. The Downtown district is located at West 43rd Street and Upton Avenue South, about five blocks south of Lake Calhoun and two blocks west of Lake Harriet. As one of the more popular areas to shop, residents will surely find a treasured trinket at a specialty boutique, a wonderful children's book, a butcher shop, and even freshly baked goods at the local bakery. The Downtown district also houses the largest concentration of alternative health practitioners within the area.
West 44th Street at Beard Avenue South is also another area of interest for those who are interested in finding home and garden items. Or, if you're looking for handmade items, Oriental rugs, or exquisite fine wine, West 44th Street at Chowen and France Avenue South has something for you.
Things to Do in Linden Hills
Residents have many options when it comes to recreation, from enjoying a summer evening concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell to taking a Linden Hills Walking History Tour of the neighborhood's historic structures, and picnicking, jogging, or biking around Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun's trails, there's something for everyone.
Minneapolis is known for its many lakes and Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun are no exception. Popular activities here include wintertime parasailing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. If you're looking to spend a meditative afternoon, the Lyndale Park Rose Garden—the second oldest rose garden in the United States—is an excellent place to start. After you've taken a peaceful stroll around the rose garden, the Lyndale Park Peace Garden—located adjacent to the rose garden—features a rock garden, a bronze sculpture by local artist Caprice Glaser honoring Sadako Saski, a young girl who developed cancer as a result of radiation from the Hiroshima atom bomb, relic stones from Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and a Hibakuska tree that memorializes the victims of the bombings.
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