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.

The motto says it best: “A festival by the community, for the community.” The Spirit of the Lakes Festival has remained a community-supported, eagerly anticipated event in Mound for the past 12 years.

Who says playing in the park or frolicking in the water is just for kids? Lake Minnetonka and surrounding parkland areas provide the perfect venues for grown-ups to tap into their inner, summer child.

In early January, as Minnetonka resident Kyle Rooney struggled to reach the 19,341-foot-high summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, he thought about his son’s daily struggles with a rare disease, and felt a heightened sense of purpose.

The Wayzata Community Sailing Center’s history goes back a long way—officially, even back to 1890, when the facility that houses the WCSC was built.

As the diamond dust settles under a warm summer sunset in Saint Paul, young ballplayers pile into minivans and head home with smiles on their faces and grass stains spread across their jerseys.

The violent sport of football and the peaceful, at times meditative, sport of distance running could be considered polar opposites on the athletic spectrum.

Solidcore, new to Wayzata last August, is a boutique-style gym that uses the slow and controlled resistance technique of the Solidcore machine to work muscles to failure.

When Dylan Thomas and Chase Hentges met while playing for the Saint Paul Saints in 2014, the two became friends right off the bat.

Shorewood’s Dave Bigham was many things to many people. Depending on whom you ask, you’ll hear that he was one of the greatest athletes to ever come out of Mankato, and someone whose career credentials include being drafted by the Minnesota Twins, playing for the St.

With spring in the air, what’s better than sitting on the porch with a good book or a glass of wine? Harvest Home in Wayzata takes pride in helping its customers enjoy the ambiance of their outdoor spaces.

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