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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 on Tonka Bay.
Tonka Bay was originally settled in 1853. Twenty years later Tonka Bay experienced a rapid growth period. Expensive cottages popped up along the shore, and in 1879 a magnificent hotel was built just across from Big Island.
The Tonka Bay Hotel boasted "all the modern conveniences," including: long, luxurious porches; music and dancing; amateur theatricals; gourmet cuisine and steamships that left on the hour for various "exotic" destinations.
Now-days, Tonka Bay is less like a resort town and more like a cozy neighborhood. But if you know where to look, you can still find some excitement brewing (check out the "Caribbean" restaurant for starters).
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...