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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...
Public Docks near Shorewood.
Shorewood was originally settled in 1853. It is located on the southwest shore of Lake Minnetonka. Shorewood's close proximity to Excelsior, coupled with its rich, fertile soil and dense forests made it an attractive location for farmers and loggers.
Early photos of Minnetonka Mills show Lake Minnehaha (a sluice pond in Minnehaha Creek on the west side of the old dam) clogged with old growth trees from Shorewood and Minnetrista.
Farmland prevailed in Shorewood throughout much of the 20th century, until, in the late decades, neighborhoods began to spring up. Shorewood is now a tranquil, heavily wooded residential area with many beautiful homes.
It is a much sought after address for those searching for the best of what Lake Minnetonka has to offer.
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...