Summer Preview

Four things to do to jump into summer.

What better place to shake off the rain of spring and jump into summer than around Lake Minnetonka? Make the most of the area’s offerings this summer, whether you’re a longtime resident or lake-area newcomer.

1. Paddle the lake. Float the pristine lakes in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Rentals available from Tommy’s Tonka Trolley. Open all summer from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

2. Excelsior Farmers’ Market. Support local farmers and pick up some fresh produce from downtown Excelsior to cook up a delicious summer meal. Thursdays from 2–6 p.m.

3. Wayzata Art Experience. Touted as “Lake Minnetonka’s favorite art show,” this is an event that art enthusiasts and community members alike won’t want to miss. June 28-29.

4. Steamboat Minnehaha. Enjoy the lake’s history aboard this restored century-old boat. Saturday and Sundays.