Things to Do In and Around Lake Minnetonka this Summer

Minnesota is one state where summer is incredible! And of course, it's all thanks to its many amazing cities and and even more amazing lakes. Among the many bodies of water in the state, Lake Minnetonka is one that never fails to stand out in summer. Attracting tons of people looking to Live. Life. Lifted and soak up in the sunshine, there's always something exciting to do in and around Lake Minnetonka.

And if you're ready to visit the lake, we definitely recommend you get your Tonka sunglasses and keep up as we explore some of the best things to do in Lake Minnetonka this summer.

Let's dive in!

Pick a Water Sport and have a Blast

First off, Lake Minnetonka is home to a endless sports activities making it the perfect spot for water-loving Minnesotans (or visitors)! Once you show up here, you can choose to spend your day fishing or swimming with friends. But that's not all — you can also enjoy kayaking, water skiing, paddle boarding and more. Even if you don't have a boat, there are no worries! A company called Your Boat Club offers rentals by the season or day. It's all up to you to put on your polarized sunglasses and start looking forward to the thrills!

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Have Fun at Wayzata Beach

Want to make beautiful memories with friends and family this summer? If yes, don't hesitate to check out Wayzata Beach. Right on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, you and family can spend your day splashing in the water or simply set up and enjoy a beachfront picnic. And finally, Wayzata Beach have public restrooms and there are lifeguards who are always on duty. All in all, an amazing place to spend time with family this summer.

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Explore Luce Line Trail

Formerly known as Luce Line, this 63-mile recreational trail is yet another spot you wouldn't want to miss this summer. Running through the heart of Wayzata, Luce Line Trail is perfect for everything from hiking to biking to skiing to mountain biking and even horseback riding. It's an all-in-one destination for fun-loving Minnesotans. Be sure to check it out!

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Check out the food scene

Spending a large amount of time on the water really works up an appetite and there is no shortage of great restaurants on Lake Minnetonka! In most people's opinion the King's of the lake are Lord Fletcher's and Maynards. Lagos Tacos in Excelsior has one of the best happy hours around if you're in the mood for tacos and margaritas. (If you're not in the mood for tacos and margaritas... we really can't help you much) Finally, If you want to change it up Al and Alma's offers chartered dinner cruises on the lake for great views and nice crisp air with your dinner. 

So there you have it. you're so ready to have a great time in and around Lake Minnetonka this summer. This list just starts the fun, now it's time to get out there and Live. Life. Lifted!