Outdoors

Dog playing in dog park

With many Minnesotans sticking closer to home during the pandemic, folks have been looking for inspired ways to use their newfound time. For some, that meant welcoming pets into their homes.

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.

A local crew of mostly volunteers works hard each spring to get the historic steamboat Minnehaha ready to launch into Lake Minnetonka’s waters for the summer boating season.

The Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon allows runners to experience the scenic route from downtown Wayzata to Commons Park in Excelsior.

From The New York Times, November 26, 1992: “Mike Plant, the 42-year-old solo ocean sailor whose disappearance at sea while en route from New York to France produced an extensive two-week search in the Atlantic Ocean, was declared missing and presumed dead yesterday.
 

After a year of fundraising, Excelsior’s Minnewashta Elementary School has a fantastic new playground. It’s a challenge course style, and one of just 22 across the country so far.

Deephaven resident Beth Allen might know everything there is to know about monarch butterflies.

The return of spring also means the return of migrating songbirds. Carol Chenault, a Minnetonka resident and manager at All Seasons Wild Bird Store in Minnetonka, shares some of her favorite spring birds.

The Wayzata Chilly Open is celebrating its 34th birthday. In 1984, community members partnered with the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce to create the event to celebrate quintessential Minnesota winters.

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