Long Lake Regional Park
1500 Old Hwy 8, New Brighton
One time I read there are 115 lakes in Minnesota named “Long Lake.” I guess with more than 10,000 lakes to name there are bound to be duplicates. Just a little northeast of Downtown, near 35W and 694, is a hidden gem of a lake. It’s not big and round with walking and biking trails like Nokomis, Harriet, and Calhoun, but more elongated with houses, apartments, industrial buildings, and a rail line along it’s shores. A big section of it was saved though for you and me by Ramsey County Parks and Recreation.