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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...
Minnetrista was originally settled in 1854 and retains the name given it long ago by the Dakota indians. Minnetrista literally means "Bent Waters," referring to the rambling nature of the shoreline. As a matter of fact, Minnetrista boasts the second largest shoreline on Lake Minnetonka (Orono is first).
In the early days, Minnetrista represented the most remote part of the Lake Minnetonka area and was inhabited only by rugged loggers and trappers. By the early 1900's, the Upper Lake had become a popular recreation destination for visitors to the many grand hotels dotting the shoreline. Minnetrista remained relatively undeveloped for most of the 1900's, and was not incorporated as a city until the 1970's.
Today, Minnetrista is Lake Minnetonka's fastest growing community. It is home to many of the lake's most beautiful parks, beaches and waterfront vistas.
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...