Outdoors

new Commons pavilion

Excelsior Commons has long been the epicenter of lakeside events, including community festivals, more concerts than one can count and other special celebrations. If you’ve been to the area lately, you’ve undoubtedly noticed something new.

Tree blossom in the spring

March often finds Minnesotans fleeing their homes to somewhere warmer.

Group standing at the top of a rock.

Have you ever gifted yourself with a retreat or group travel experience? I have had the privilege of curating and guiding retreats (specifically for women), but I imagine any retreat shares a common vision.

Whether you can perform a toe loop, Lutz or Salchow or gingerly edge your way along the boards, outdoor ice skating in one of Minnesotans’ favorite pastimes.

Bikers take a break on the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail

Take up biking with two easy and scenic trails.

Pro angler Nicole Jacobs holds a fish

Nicole Jacobs is a Lake Minnetonka-based professional angler who says that fishing is the perfect family activity.

A caterpillar climbs on orange flowers.

Splendor awaits when we bear witness to nature.

Kayakers paddle down Minnehaha Creek

Take an urban paddle adventure along Minnehaha Creek.

Fireflies in a field

Darkness is the secret to spotting lightning bugs.

A pink lotus

Just like a lotus flower has to fight its way through the mud and muck to meet the sun to bloom, we sometimes have to do the same.

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