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Lake Minnetonka Regional Park is the perfect place for families to enjoy a Saturday afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy a lakeside lunch. Learn more...

Noerenberg Gardens

Situated on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka’s majestic Crystal Bay, Noerenberg Memorial Gardens offers a tranquil retreat to the quiet elegance and grace of days gone by. A favorite subject for local artists and an idyllic location for weddings. Learn more...


The Gray's Bay Gourmand

Restaurant Review: Joe's "Wide-End" Truck Stop Opens in Orono

It's probably irrelevant whether Joe was referring to the size of the Culdesac in which his diner is located or his formidable posterior when choosing the name for his new cafe. But, one thing's for sure. You'll be sporting a trailer to rival the proprietor's after a couple of visits.

Menu items include such mouthwatering temptations as: Meat; Meat with Meat Sauce; and Meatballs with a side order of Meat. For desert, there's Mincemeat. Don't forget to have your meal card punched. A dozen visits gets you 10% off heart by-pass surgery at Dr. Chuck's Clinic and Auto Repair located behind Joe's garage.

Get Busy!

The spring months bring countless opportunities for wholesome family activities. To find out about happenings in the Lake Minnetonka area, visit our complete Calendar of Events!

Lake Minnetonka: An area steeped in history

From the days when Dakota Indians inhabited her shores, leaving behind ancient burial mounds which are still visible today, to the era of the steam locomotive and the paddle wheeler when grand Victorian hotels and amusement parks stood proudly on her banks, there has always been something alluring about this enchanted body of water. Learn more...