Lake Life

Kids jumping off dock into Lake Minnetonka

Photo by Ryan Donnell

Looking for a whole summer’s worth of swimming and splashing, pedaling and paddling, drinking and dining? Lake Minnetonka is your ultimate destination. Read more

General Interest

Minnehaha on Lake Minnetonka

Photos by Ryan Donnell

The Steamboat Minnehaha gives passengers a glimpse of Lake Minnetonka’s glamorous past—and present. Read more

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No boat? No problem! Pack your cooler and don’t forget your ID. Here’s your rent-and-go guide to the best lake day ever. Read more

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Excelsior and Wayzata

Photos by John Haynes and Caitlin Abrams

One big lake, two different cities. You could spend a perfect day in Wayzata or Excelsior. But which one is your speed? Read more

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A lost amusement park. A forgotten hermit. A whole bunch of buildings that burned. What’s the story with those dots in the middle of Lake Minnetonka? Read more

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Tourism is at the heart of Lake Minnetonka, and it has been forever. We look back at the lake's origins. Read more

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Here’s a philosophical question: Did you go cruising on Lake Minnetonka if the Tonka Paparazzi didn’t take a picture of you cruising on Lake Minnetonka? Read more

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Yacht? Not. Here’s how to see Lake Minnetonka the right way: on a three-hour bike trip. Read more

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Minnows in a bucket

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Drive north to legendary Corral Saloon if you want to drink a minnow yourself! Read more