Activities

Welcome to Minneapolis Northwest cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grov, Minnesota! Whether you are visiting for a sporting event, a shopping spree, or just to kick back and relax, there are many things to do during your stay here. We are located about ten minutes from downtown Minneapolis which makes for an easy drive in and out of the city. Our visitors are fortunate to have the buzz of the city right in their backyard, while still enjoying the comfort of a true vacation!

Minneapolis Northwest is home to a number of Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes, not to mention the Mighty Mississippi. From paddling down the river, fishing Weaver Lake, to cross-country skiing at Elm Creek Park Reserve, there is an abundance of outdoor activities to take part in year round.

Biking

Minneapolis is one of the top biking cities in the US! See what the buzz is all about - bring your bikes (or rent some) and ride on!

Bike Trails in Minneapolis Northwest

Bike Trails in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minneapolis Bike Tours

Additional Resources

Boating

With more than 10,000 lakes throughout the state of Minnesota, we trust you will find the perfect lake to meet your boating preferences. Get out and enjoy the water while you waterski, tube, fish, or just relax on the boat!

State/Metro Boating Information

Minneapolis Northwest Area Lakes

Camping

Whether you're an avid camper or just trying it out, we have what you're looking for! The great thing is that you don't have to go far from the city limits to find campgrounds in the Minneapolis metro.

Campgrounds

Minneapolis Northwest KOA

10410, Brockton Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311
Reserve: 800-562-0261 FREE | Info: 763-420-2255
Park Season: April 1 - October 15

Camper Cabins

Elm Creek Park Reserve
12400 James Deane Parkway Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phone: 763.559.6700
Park Season: April 26 - October 26

Additional Resources

Explore Minnesota Tourism Camping Checklist
Explore Minnesota Tourism State Campgrounds Directory
Camping World – Rogers, MN

Fishing

Did you know that Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline? That's more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined! And that's a lot of water to fish on. The Minneapolis Northwest area has some great fishing lakes and our resource page will help you find the perfect lake to bag the perfect catch.

Fishing License Information (Minnesota DNR)

Angling licenses are valid from March 1 through February 28 of the following year.
Resident License | Non-Residnet Licnese

Minnesota Fishing Seasons

Minnesota Fishing Regulations

Minneapolis Northwest | Public Boat-Launch Lakes

Fish Lake
Fish Lake is a 223-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
Three Rivers Park District | Three Rivers Park District Map
YES, public water access

Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes are two joining lakes (215-acres) located in Robbinsdale, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access

Weaver Lake
Weaver Lake is a 152-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access

Minneapolis Northwest | Public Carry-in Lakes

Cedar Island Lake
Cedar Island Lake is an 84-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Eagle/Pike Lake
Eagle Lake is a 291-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
Three Rivers Park District | Three Rivers Park District Park Map
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Rice Lake
Rice Lake is a 314-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Lakes Near the Minneapolis Northwest Area

Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake is a 78-acre lake located in Robbinsdale, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Diamond Lake
Diamond Lake is a 406-acre lake located in Rogers, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access

French Lake
French Lake is a 216-acre lake located in Rogers, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Lake Minnetonka
Lake Minnetonka is a 14730-acre lake located near Wayzata, MN (and other various cities).
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access

Medicine Lake (French Lake Regional Park)
Medicine Lake is a 886-acre lake located in Plymouth, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
Three Rivers Park District | Three Rivers Park District Park Map
YES, public water access

Mississippi River Fishing

Coon Rapids Regional Park
Coon Raipds Regional Park is a 160-acre park that spans the river between Brooklyn Park, MN and Coon Rapids, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
Three Rivers Park District | Three Rivers Park District Park Map
YES, public water access

North Mississippi Regional Park (Shingle Creek)
North Mississippi Regional Park is a 70-acre park in Brooklyn Center, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
Three Rivers Park District | Three Rivers Park District Park Map
YES, public water access

Tackle & Bait Shops

JR's Tackle
8823 Zealand Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
763.424.8001

Cabela's
20200 Rogers Drive Rogers, MN 55374
763.493.8600

Johnson's Bait & Tackle
11540 Bass Lake Road Plymouth, MN 55442
763.383.8830

Harty's Boats & Bait LLC
1920 East Medicine Lake Boulevard Plymouth, MN 55441
763.546.6711

Wayzata Bait & Tackle
15748 Wayzata Boulevard Wayzata, MN 55391
952.473.2227
Other Resources Explore Minnesota Tourism Weekly Fishing Reports

Minnesota DNR (Fishing)

Sunrise and Sunset Informaiton

Horseback Riding

Experience the Minneapolis metro area in a different way – take a trail ride! Hoseback riding offers a unique, calm and relaxing way to take in nature. Whether you're a pro or just trying it for the first time, we have stables that will suite your needs.

Horses Provided

Bunker Park Stable
550 Bunker Lake Boulevard NW Andover, MN 55304
763.757.9445

River Valley Ranch, Inc.
16480 Jonathan Carver Parkway Carver, MN 55315-9659
952.361.3361

Dakota Stables
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
9501 Sunset Lake Road Prior Lake, MN
952.913.3222

Provide Your Own Horse
Elm Creek Park Reserve
12400 James Deane Parkway Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phone: 763.559.6700 | Horseback Riding Passes

Baker Park Reserve
2309 Baker Park Road Maple Plain, MN 55359
Phone: 763.559.6700 | Horseback Riding Passes

Additional Resources

Minnesota DNR - Horseback trail riding safety tips
Minnesota DNR - Trail etiquette

Snow Activities

Minnesota is known for its winters but we have learned how to embrace the weather by heading outdoors! Take on the slopes, learn a new trick or just take in the freshly fallen snow on a leisure walk. There are a lot of activities to enjoy outdoors during the colder months in Minnesota – embrace the weather along with us!

Cross-Country Skiing

Skiing/Snowboarding/Tubing

Snowmobiling

Snowshoeing

Ice Skating

Fat Bikes

 

 

 

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