Lake Nokomis is a fun place to take your dog for a walk. Katie and I walked around the lake a few times years ago, but Bailie and Madison have never been there. While I was at the spa last week, Mom took the two rowdies to Lake Nokomis for a walk. It’s about 2.7 miles around following the walking path, just under an hour walk for us.
There are a couple fishing piers at the lake. My sisters love to go out and see what is at the end. A man was out fishing, so Mom didn’t let them get very far. They didn’t want to disturb the fish or the fisherman.
One new discovery since I last walked there was the art walk. Along the walking trail there were various sculptures and pieces of art to look at. Mom only saw about three, and didn’t find them worth photographing but Bailie needed a photo with this dog.
Being a pretty warm day in the sunshine, my sisters needed to cool off in the lake. Bailie was first in and got her furs all wet and had a nice drink. It was quite refreshing.
Since Bailie found it safe, Madison dipped her furry self into Lake Nokomis as well. We all have our Lepto vaccinations, so it is not a problem if we drink from lakes or ponds. Mom still doesn’t like us to drink from other standing water like puddles, but lakes are fine.
My sisters found a nice bench to sit on and take in the view. In the far distance, you can see the Minneapolis skyline. Mom took the photo because she liked the words on the back of the bench – Sit. Listen. Pause. Reflect. Bailie and Madison did some of each before continuing on.
At another point, they found a second fishing pier and got to go out to the end of this one. Their furs were drying, and they were getting too warm which is why they were not concentrating on the photo this time.
Bailie was the model for this shot on the way off the pier. It’s a different perspective.
There are lots of little spots that are ideal for taking photos along the walking path. Please note, in this photo, Madison’s tongue is not hanging out – that is a first! The only place dogs were not allowed was on the human beaches, but that is pretty much the norm everywhere.
On the bridge over Lake Nokomis there are some spots for people to go out and look over the lake. Mom had my sisters stop at one for a last photo. As they were getting set up, they realized the sky was super dark and it looked like it might storm at any moment. They quickly took a last snap and raced back to the car so they didn’t get rained on. All three of them had a fun walk and wouldn’t mind going back again one day.