Outdoors

On Saturdays during the summer months, around 15 skilled Minnetonka Yacht Club skippers and their crews set sail on Lake Minnetonka to race E-Scows, a sleek and sporty class of yacht that can reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour.

Who hasn’t dreamed about quitting their job to spend more time with their family or to pursue a personal passion? Two local entrepreneurs did just that, leaving the office behind to start their own dog-walking services.

Since it began the first phase four years ago, the city of Wayzata has been working on plans for a lakefront revitalization, dubbed the Lake Effect Project, culminating in a new Signature Park.

Whether you’re entertaining guests from out of town or just want to know more about Saint Paul’s colorful past, Summit Avenue walking tours are a fun way to discover one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods.

The motto says it best: “A festival by the community, for the community.” The Spirit of the Lakes Festival has remained a community-supported, eagerly anticipated event in Mound for the past 12 years.

Who says playing in the park or frolicking in the water is just for kids? Lake Minnetonka and surrounding parkland areas provide the perfect venues for grown-ups to tap into their inner, summer child.

In early January, as Minnetonka resident Kyle Rooney struggled to reach the 19,341-foot-high summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, he thought about his son’s daily struggles with a rare disease, and felt a heightened sense of purpose.

The Wayzata Community Sailing Center’s history goes back a long way—officially, even back to 1890, when the facility that houses the WCSC was built.

As the diamond dust settles under a warm summer sunset in Saint Paul, young ballplayers pile into minivans and head home with smiles on their faces and grass stains spread across their jerseys.

The violent sport of football and the peaceful, at times meditative, sport of distance running could be considered polar opposites on the athletic spectrum.

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