Outdoors

The 2019 Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest was held in May at Lord Fletcher’s on Lake Minnetonka. The event raised thousands of dollars for Fishing For Life, offered prizes to anglers, and promoted family-friendly fish fun in the sun. 

The Minnetonka Farmers Market gives us a reason to look forward to every Tuesday between June 13 and September 26.

Tom Palm takes a lot of photos—during his busiest season, as many as 3,000 a day. But he insists that he’s not actually a professional photographer. Don’t ask him to shoot photos of your wedding or your high schooler’s graduation—he’ll politely turn you down.

Joseph Martin cruises Lake Minnetonka to help keep boaters safe. Equipped with binoculars and a hand-held radar gun, Martin motors through the lake’s maze of channels and bays in one of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol Unit boats.

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.

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.

The sun is shining and the ground has finally dried after the spring rains. Spring cleaning is in full force but put “picnic in the park” on your schedule and deal with the dust bunnies later.

It’s no secret that fishing is a big part of Minnesota culture. Whether you’re a frequent fisher, enjoy doing it occasionally or simply like to come along for the show, the Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest will be entertainment for all.

“Some people ride to hunt, and some people hunt to ride.”

The Wayzata Community Sailing Center is known for filling the summers of every lake lover with endless memories out on the water. Let the memories continue on with the new Wayzata Community Sailing Center building.

One of the largest annual festivals on Shorewood’s side of Lake Minnetonka is Arctic Fever, a celebration of Minnesota’s unique winter charm and favorite (chilly!) outdoor activities.

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