June 2017 Lake Minnetonka Magazine

Find out what happened when Wayzata entrepreneur Jackson Mann plunged into the Shark Tank.

Filled with long days on the lake along with sunshine and memories that will last a lifetime, a summer spent in Minnesota is a summer spent right.


Rustica Bakery has been creating delicious, award-winning baked goods on the shore of Lake Calhoun since 2004.


The view of Lake Minnetonka is so well-known to locals that we could almost paint it perfectly with our eyes closed. Get a new perspective on this familiar view with a Lady of the Lake cruise on June 18, Father’s Day.


Jim Douglas is a storyteller—through his career as an award-winning photojournalist, writer and photographer, and in memories he shares with passionate narratives. To be with Douglas requires one to pause and employ as many senses as required to travel alongside him during his stories.


In Minnesota and other water-centric places, boating is a quintessential family activity. So it’s fitting that Excelsior-based Minnesota Inboard Water Sports, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has been a family venture from day one.


Summers are for sipping—and lingering, laughing and lounging with friends. Here’s a handy happy hour guide (numbered in no particular order) to the lake area’s best spots for laid-back eats and delicious drinks that’ll help you (almost) forget there’s such a thing as work or winter.


Sally Mainquist turned grief into action, loss into motivation. Her mother, JoAnn Sullivan, died in 2009, about 13 years after she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Cancer didn’t take Sullivan’s life—complications from Alzheimer’s disease did.


Brides and grooms-to-be have a new locale to set their wedding sights on: the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka.


The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer, which means summer is nearly here, and so are graduation season and Father’s Day. Whether you’re looking for something classic or unique, or a little bit of both, the menswear boutiques around Lake Minnetonka have you covered.


A ruptured eardrum inspired Jackson Mann to create an innovative new product that landed him on national TV. Earlier this year, Mann—a graduate of Wayzata High School and the University of St.


Nothing says summer like a farmers market. Sunshine and fresh air invigorate shoppers and vendors alike, creating a picture-perfect setting for fresh, locally grown produce, foods and flowers, and for enjoying live music and entertainment.

Fruits and Veggies


Excelsior Commons is a lakeside treasure for local fun and entertainment. The annual Concerts in the Commons series is returning for a summer of good times and even better music.


Summer is a time for adventure. From enjoying Minnesota’s abundance of lakes to taking in the scenery on a long hike, adventure is everywhere. But sometimes the best adventures happen without leaving home; sometimes the best adventures are the ones we read.


The Admissions


Minnetonka Senior Services offers programs and activities for seniors who are looking to meet friends, get outside and/or participate in physical activities. From pickleball to yoga, activities include both team and individual sports.


A Minnetonka summer is unlike any other. Long days spent at the beach, nights spent fishing on the lake and endless local entertainment, Minnetonka has it all. But these summer memories wouldn’t be possible without one special group of people: local lifeguards.


What’s unique about artists is that each one is intriguingly different from the next. Whether it be the medium, the style or the inspiration behind the masterpiece, each artist creates work that is exclusively and authentically his or her own.