Lake Waconia

Lake Waconia Beach

Lake Waconia is one of the lesser-known large lakes in the Minneapolis Metro Region. At nearly 3100 acres, the lake offers plenty of play space for water lovers. The lake often gets steady winds, making it a favorite among the…

Prior Lake

Prior Lake Sunset-Early Spring

Thousands of years ago, when glaciers crept through the part of North America that is now Minnesota, they left behind a series of natural features that would eventually become the beautiful natural body of water now called Prior Lake. The…

Lake Elmo

Carriage at Lake Elmo

Shining like a jewel in an oasis of green, Lake Elmo is located along the eastern city limits of St. Paul, Minnesota. This 281-acre lake has been offering visitors and residents respite and relaxation since the 1800’s. Lake Elmo has…

Long Lake MN

Water reflections at Long Lake

Settled along the outskirts of Minneapolis resides quiet Long Lake. This natural lake offers a suburban setting for those not wishing to stray too far from the comforts of city life. Long Lake’s freshwater depths are located in Hennepin County,…

Lake Nokomis MN

Shore View of Lake Nokomis

Tucked away in the heart of Minneapolis, 204-acre Lake Nokomis is settled snugly between two conjoining rivers and a number of quiet neighborhoods. Located in Hennepin County, Lake Nokomis has an average depth of 15 feet and a maximum depth…

White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake Polar Bear Plunge

White Bear Lake is both a lake and a lakefront community in Ramsey County, Minnesota which attracts year round visitors from across the country. Just a short drive north of the twin cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, many current residents…

Maple Lake MN

Public Beach Sign at Maple Lake

The peaceful body of water known as Maple Lake is tucked into Minnesota’s Metro tourism region, about 45 miles northwest of Minneapolis. The lake is situated within the St. Croix Moraine, a mass of rocks that was transported and deposited…

Granite Lake

Granite Lake is an awesome natural treasure situated on the western edge of Minnesota’s Metro tourism region. Composed of 353 acres of surface area and a four-mile shoreline length, the freshwater lake and its surroundings provide a diverse range of…

Colby Lake

Situated just southeast of Minnesota’s illustrious Twin Cities, the cozy Colby Lake is comprised of 67 acres in Washington County. It features an average depth of seven feet, a shoreline length of three miles, and maximum depth of 11 feet.…