Outdoors

A couple on vacation with their child walks through a river.

You’ve heard it, and maybe even said it: “A trip with kids is not a vacation.” Well, we dare to propose a different mindset.

A beekeeper from Ames Farm holds a bee frame

Brian Fredericksen, founder and owner of Ames Farm Ltd., has become a kind of bee advocate, running a sustainable apiary but also serving as a resource to others wanting to encourage healthy bee populations.

Mike Picciolo, owner of Take the Bait fishing guide service on Lake Minnetonka

As the owner of Take the Bait Guide Service LLC, Mike Piccioli has been teaching anglers to find and catch fish in Lake Minnetonka for nearly a decade.

A splash of color from a spring ephemeral

For a brief time, while bare branches allow sunlight to reach the forest floor, a few spring woodland flowers will appear.

2018 Lens on Lake Minnetonka honorable mention Snowy Cardinal

Each month, we feature one of the winning photos from our 2018 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

In August, the fifth annual Big Island & Back 10K paddle event benefitted the Freshwater Society and ICA Food Shelf. This month, check out the Big Island & Back bike, ski or snowshoe event on February 9.

A jar of sap for making syrup.

A writer’s observations about the arrival of spring.

St. David's Center students work with the Minnesota DNR to clean up a forest.

Minnetonka students get up-close look at forest management.

Learning how to wakeboard, surf and kneeboard while creating relationships and memories out on the water—these activities just scratch the surface of what Walk on Water (WOW) is all about.

Roxanne Rockvam is proud of the National Marina of the Year award her family’s Spring Park business won this year.

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