July 2022

“Community events create strong communities, and a strong community is a healthy community. A healthy community is a happy community.” —Sandy Smith, writer

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Lake Minnetonka Magazine July 2022

Pride in community doesn’t even begin to describe the heart and soul of this area, and this issue—Best of 2022—certainly shines a well-deserving light on the people, businesses and services that make your community vibrant, dynamic and a top spot to live, work, play and raise families.

Meet your winners for Best of Lake Minnetonka 2022

Annual poll results offer glimpse into readers’ favorites.

Young boy in a garden

Lake Minnetonka community overflows with kindness and dedication.

Young adults dressed up for a Fourth of July parade

Spark up this year’s Fourth of July celebrations.

Restaurant Patio

The local dining scene offers fresh takes with new-to-the-area eateries.

Portrait of a cat

From professionals to hobbyists, be sure to enter our annual contest.

Brightly lit lakeside house at dusk

Our Facebook page generates plenty of “Likes.”

Periwinkle Items

Amp up your life’s color story.

Hand flipping porkchops on the grill

What’s the word on your grilling skills?

Woman talks with an elderly lady

See how local nonprofits give back to the community.

Young female runner checks her pulse

Let’s take a look at what fitness trends moved to the front of the class this year.

Book Cover of The Orphan's Tale

Pam Jenoff is the queen of World War II-set fiction, and The Orphan’s Tale lives up to her reputation.

Banner for The Wandering Naturalist Podcast

Where do Minnesota’s birds go in the wintertime? Why does a firefly glow? What is the difference between a honeybee and a bumblebee? Listen to The Wandering Naturalist podcast to find out the answers to all of these questions and more.

Bartender holding a cocktail

With summer in high gear, drinks should be fun and refreshing. Here are a few that top my list:

Japanese woodblock print of pink flowers

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a top destination all year long, but, each month, it boasts its own unique attractions.