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CaptTrouble
Hudson, WI7,890 contributions
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I attended a bridal shower this summer at a home on the shore of Lake Minnetonka. It was a gorgeous day with a cold front pushing the rain and humidity out and leaving a clear day. We spent the day on the deck so we had great views.

Lake Minnetonka cores 14,528 acres and is actually Minnesota’s ninth largest lake! Hard to believe it is sitting at #9 when you fly over it! Really beautiful, but the roads, especially in Mound, can get very congested with boaters on a Saturday. Plan ahead!
Written January 3, 2020
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Shirley S
San Diego, CA167 contributions
Friends
So we did it!!! Not only did we purify ourselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka - we did it on Prince's birthday!! If you are a Prince fan - do it! If you love nature - do it!

The water in June was very comfortable. Honestly, I was expecting an ice bath - but it was really pleasant. Didn't even need to dry off after, it was so warm out. The scenery is gorgeous and just up the road you will find a cute little convenience store where you can enjoy some ice cream - no shoes required! :)
Written June 21, 2017
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Kathryn M
Rockton, IL79 contributions
Couples
We went out on our friends' boat on Lake Minnetonka for the weekend. It was the most beautiful lake in the land of 10,000 lakes! We went without the kids and learned to wake surf, visited some nice restaurants in the area, and enjoyed our couples time with long-time friends! It's the kind of place you dream of on a long, cold winter's day to help you get through.
Written August 8, 2015
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Sonni H
Chicago, IL85 contributions
Family
Lake Minnetonka is a huge lake. It has boat rides, fishing and beautiful views. There is an art Show holed at the lake during the summer. And the quaint town of Excelsior, Minnesota, is a great place to walk around, eat and visit the little shoppes.
Written April 17, 2015
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Melinda B
Mesa, AZ125 contributions
Couples
Enjoyed the lake, the people watching, and all the nature at hand! Minnetonka is the name of the Lake, the name of the town, and the name of the Moccasin company there that we have grown to love! We also spent another day here, while in the area, fishing off the dock but no big catch; just small ones for us!
Written June 5, 2014
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bob l
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Friends
I think the mosquitoes have been trained by our military...ingenious. Right George? However.. a beautiful place with proper attire.
Written April 22, 2020
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Connie S
Plymouth, Wisconsin, United States26 contributions
Couples
We are so relaxed when we visit our family in Eagan, MN. Our favorite thing to do together is pontooning around Lake Minnetonka. It's the most perfect place to relax. It has restaurants to get to via docking, plenty of wildlife, great areas to anchor and swim, and the people are so friendly. I absolutely love it!
Written July 22, 2019
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travelsamc
Independence, MO1,104 contributions
Family
The area was beautiful. We chose this particular lake to visit on vacation because of the two young children in our party. This lake has a swim pond which was perfect. The area around the pond is a sandy beach. There are lifeguards, a limited concession stand, restrooms and showers. The cost is $5 per person and a wristband is then worn by each visitor.
Written July 20, 2019
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FrugaliciousDiva
NW Ohio441 contributions
Friends
We visited Paisley Park and since this day was dedicated to Prince, we HAD to get to Lake Minnetonka!! In lieu of purifying ourselves, we were going to dip our toes, but since it’s declared infested, we thought we’d pass!! 😂😂😂 I thank God for this beautiful and glorious day!! The waters were absolutely beautiful!!
Written May 22, 2018
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M T
New Zealand106 contributions
Friends
Awesome awesome awesome! Friends took me out for a day on Lake Minnetonka in August 2017. Had great day going from portage to portage, swimming and being dragged behind the power boat on a rubber tube. One of the hidden gems of Minneapolis! You've got to try it for sure.
Written February 11, 2018
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