Calhoun-Isles (Uptown)

The trendy and vivacious Uptown is balanced out by the peaceful surroundings of Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles. The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway intertwines with the Chain of Lakes Regional Park and connects to several smaller neighborhood trails and the well-travelled Midtown Greenway. The main lakes in the Calhoun Isles area are Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet and Cedar Lake. Many channels allow travel between the lakes, while bicyclists, joggers, walkers and rollerbladers enjoy the extensive network of paths surrounding the lakes. In the winter months, the lakes are used for skating and ice fishing. Two major events happen every year in Uptown. The world-famous Uptown Art Fair takes place every August and thousands of artists converge on Uptown to exhibit and sell their art. The Uptown Bike Race is held each June and also draws crowds from all over the world. Many of the neighborhoods in this community also take part in the Palio festival and parade held in Kenwood Park each fall.