Jay Cooke State Park

Jay Cooke State Park

THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF JAY COOKE Jay Cooke State Park gives you a piece of rugged Minnesota you didn't even know we had All photos courtesy of Cassie Bauman By Lianna Matt In her 23 years as a park naturalist, Kristine Hiller has been at Minnesota’s Jay Cooke State...
Sensational State Parks: Como Regional Park

Sensational State Parks: Como Regional Park

COMO REGIONAL PARK With a zoo, gardens, pool, picnic areas, athletic fields and much more, Como Regional Park in St. Paul is one of the best places to play this summer By Claire Noack Como Regional Park, otherwise known as Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, is an urban...
Forest Lake

Forest Lake

FOREST LAKE Take a boat out on the lake for a variety of local catches. Image by Todd Buchanan/Greenspring Media Located in the east metro, this is a popular fishing lake with plenty of Largemouth Bass, Walleye and Muskie. While there is no public shore fishing on the...
Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet

LAKE HARRIET Grab a meal or have a picnic on the banks of this picturesque lake, known for its walleye fishing. Image by Erica Loeks/Greenspring Media Though the lake is known for being a recreational hot spot, it is also a great shore fishing spot, especially when...
Lake Independence

Lake Independence

LAKE INDEPENDENCE This giant lake is perfect for water sports of all kinds. Image by Erica Loeks/Greenspring Media In a serene rural setting, this body of water attracts anglers of all skill levels. The 800-some-acre lake is known for being more peaceful than other...

Fish on Lake Minnetonka

LAKE MINNETONKA An optimal fishing lake, both on the boat and on the shore. This lake, with its complex web of channels, is the pride and joy of the western suburbs. The area has shore fishing access, public boat access and even local fishing guides. LAKE MINNETONKA...

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