Lake Minnetonka, the largest lake in the Twin Cities, is beloved of wealthy residents, boaters, and nature lovers alike. A 40-mile circle tour of Minnetonka’s beauty spots and historic towns, with sidetrips through Carver Park Reserve and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Special attractions: Marvelous views of woods, wetlands, and expensive real estate on Lake Minnetonka; hiking and bird watching at Lowry Nature Center and Carver Park Reserve; scenic 3-mile drive around Minnesota Landscape Arboretum; lake views and gardens at Noerenberg Memorial County Park; lake cruises on the steamboat Minnehaha; shopping and fine dining in Wayzata and Excelsior; boating, water-skiing, biking, people watching. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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