Whether you prefer a serene afternoon of gently cruising along shoreline or want to “hit it” and spend the day speeding around a lake skiing or tubing, the Twin Cities have plenty of spots to choose from. Public water access makes it easy to drop your boat into the water and set sail for the day. And just in case you didn’t haul your own personal yacht here with you, we have several trusted boat rentals to get you on the water.
Dragon boats take to Lake Phalen in St. Paul this July for the Pan-Asian Dragon Festival.
Located in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Lake Minnetonka is the largest lake in the area, clocking in at a whopping 14,000 acres in size. Its vast network of smaller lakes and channels stretches from Wayzata in the east all the way to Mound in the west.
Public water access, beaches, and a nearby park make Medicine Lake a destination for outdoor fun.
Wheel Fun Rentals gets locals and visitors biking, paddling and boating around six Twin Cities parks.