We’re highlighting a few areas around the Twin Cities with exceptional outdoor entertainment almost right in the backyard of a few StuartCo communities. It’s StuartCo Living!
Shady Oak Beach, Minnetonka, MN
Shady Oak Beach, featuring 76 feet of sandy beach shoreline, 2 sand play areas, community play area, sand volleyball court, concession stand, restroom/changing areas, canoe rental, and fishing too! Below are a couple great shots of many enjoying this fun community play area.
Mississippi River Trail, St. Paul, MN
The Mississippi Trail provides opportunities tailored for bicyclists of all types and ages to follow America’s great river. Minnesota’s portion of the ten-state bikeway starts at the River’s source in Itasca State Park, where the water’s just ankle-deep and a narrow small stream. Where will you hop on the trail?
Centennial Lakes, Edina, MN
Centennial Lakes, a 24-acre park and pond, offers the ultimate urban escape. The Park features more than 1.5 miles of paved pathways meandering around a 10-acre lake and interspersed with beautifully landscaped grounds, formal and informal seating areas, swinging benches and fountains.
During the summer months, visitors can rent paddleboats; fish in the ponds for sunfish, bass and bullheads; watch remote-control sailboat races; explore the maze or try their luck on the bent grass putting course or croquet and lawn bowling courts. The Park also hosts a variety of cultural performances in a 1,000-seat lakeside amphitheater. At the Hughes Pavilion, visitors can rent banquet space for weddings, business meetings and social events. Have you visited Centennial Lakes yes this Summer?
Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton, MN
The predominant natural feature of the park is Long Lake. The park includes the entire southern and eastern shoreline of Long Lake, totaling 1½ miles. Long Lake is a 184-acre lake with a maximum depth of 25 feet. It is a good fishing lake. The swimming beach development consists of a beach building which includes restrooms, changing rooms, concessions stand and lifeguard room. The beach development also includes a sand and turf beach area of 4 acres. Within the beach area, there is a small children’s play area, sand volleyball court, picnic tables and a sand and water play area.
So many fun staycation opportunities, so little time. We hope you’ll join us and leave a note to let us know you’re favorite outdoor spot!