Maple Grove is widely recognized as one of Minnesota's fastest growing suburbs. This once quiet, often overlooked town located on the fringes of the Twin Cities metro area has become a popular destination known for its many parks, trails, shops and restaurants.
Maple Grove is located approximately 20 miles northwest of the Twin Cities in Hennepin County. If traveling from Minneapolis, choose from a variety of freeways that include Interstates 94/694, 494 and U.S. Route 169 to reach the city.
Maple Grove has been expanding rapidly since 1990. In 2000, over 50,000 people called the city home, and that number continues to grow.
Visitors looking to shop or eat have a wide array of options to choose from in Maple Grove. The most notable destination is The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes located off of I-94; it's home to over 65 upscale shops and restaurants.
Parks and Recreation
Maple Grove is home to three major parks that are a part of the Three Rivers Park District: Fish Lake Regional Park, Elm Creek Regional Park and Clifton E. French Regional Park. The Luce Line Trail also passes through Maple Grove, and it's a popular location to walk, jog, in-line skate and bike.
There are many hotels to choose from in Maple Grove. Some of the more highly recommended ones include the Holiday Inn & Suites at Arbor Lakes and the Hilton Garden Inn.
Holiday Inn & Suites Arbor Lakes
11801 Fountains Way N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Hilton Garden Inn Maple Grove
6350 Vinewood Lane
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Article Written By Richard Hansen
Richard Hansen grew up and currently resides in Minnesota. He graduated from Dartmouth College and has traveled extensively in Africa and South America, including the Amazon jungle. He has worked as a wilderness guide in Yellowstone and northern Minnesota, and written for Fur-Fish-Game, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine and RascalHansen.com.