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Lake Shawnee, Topeka
(4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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  • Great place exercise awesome place to just park and just walk kids love the sidewalks to ride bikes same as adults 
  • I'm an avid inline skater. Lake Shawnee offers a 7.5 mile circle that surrounds the lake, golf course, camp ground, boat club, and the most perfect setting of beautiful!!!!!!! It's sake and clean. 
  • We went more than once this past summer, and into the fall, to enjoy the beautiful, restful gardens. Of course you get a good look at the lake as well. 
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  • Did a bike ride all around the lake. The trail was in very good condition. There was one steep location on the south side that had a recessed drainage grate at the very bottom which caused my 5 year old to wipe out on his bike. The trail isn't too busy, and the south east side does not have much around it except for the golf course which is fenced off. The sidewalk on this side is separated from the street, 45th St, which is good because the speed limit is 45 mph. I would not ride it at night as there is not much in the way of light.
  • A hidden gem of Topeka. Well groomed with a nice concrete trail all the way around, but still natural. If you're there at the right time, you'll see blue heron, ducks, geese, and maybe even a bald eagle or two! Lots of playgrounds for the kids and shelterhouses for hosting parties. The Ted Ensley gardens are beautiful... a great place to propose to your girlfriend! ;)
  • Gorgeous lake with picnic areas and RV park. Nice paved paths to walk or ride on. Ensley Gardens is a special place. Take your whole family or go by yourself.. Any hour any day it's beautiful here.
  • An important pillar of Topeka. Not nearly as private as any of the other lakes in the area, and just a great place to be on a beautiful day. Go walking or running on the sidewalk trails, see the magnificent flower gardens, or just take a swim or boat ride. You really can't go wrong out at Lake Shawnee.
  • This is a very nice place to stay and not for a very expensive price! It's a fun way to spend time with the family and enjoy the great outdoors!