Parks and Trails

The Cove and surrounding area offers you and your family unlimited opportunities for year-round fun and adventure. Connecting your home to the neighborhood and adjacent regional parks are 12 miles of private trails and sidewalks. Whether by foot, bike, kayak or snowshoe, you can easily explore the adjacent 4,000-plus acres in Lake Minnetonka Regional Park and Carver Park Reserve.

Use the map on this page to explore, and plan your next adventure.

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  • Park
  • Regional Trail
  • Paved Trail
  • Unpaved Trail
  • Future Trail

Woodland Cove

Wekota Park/Beach

Public park with beach on Lake Minnetonka, Echo Bay

Westonka Recreational Association Park

The Westonka Recreational Association is a group of various service organizations with representatives from the cities of Minnetrista, Mound, and St. Boni. It operates a park with four lighted softball fields and a baseball field, a playground with a picnic area and shelter, and a meeting room.

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Carver Park Reserve

Explore winding trails, wooded terrain and lakes and marshes, as well as Lowry Nature Center where you can visit live animals, observe birds, or relax near the fireplace or on the deck.

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Lowry Nature Center

Lowry Nature Center, the first public nature center built in the Twin Cities, is a beautiful, prairie-style building nestled in the middle of Carver Park Reserve. View seasonal interpretive displays, visit live animals, observe birds in the wildlife view area, or relax near the fireplace or on the deck.

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Lake Minnetonka Regional Park

Park includes lake access and a 1 3/4 acre fresh water sand bottom pool

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Gale Woods Farm

A unique educational opportunity where visitors of all ages gain an understanding of agriculture, food production, and land stewardship.

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Surfside Park - Mound

City park with public beach on Lake Minnetonka, Cooks Bay

Wawatasso Island

Lake Minnetonka Island that is part of the Three Rivers Park District park system

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Wild Goose Island

Lake Minnetonka Island that is part of the Three Rivers Park District park system

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Minnesota Arboretum

Showcasing more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods, and miles of trails.

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Freeman Park

This is a City park run by the City of Shorewood

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Noerenberg Memorial Gardens

Owned and operated by Three Rivers Park District, Noerenberg Memorial Gardens is known for its tranquility and spectacular beauty. Situated along the shore of Crystal Bay on Lake Minnetonka, Noerenberg is widely regarded as one of the finest formal gardens in Minnesota

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Old Orchard Park

Grills, picnic tables, swings, and a fishing pier are available for all to enjoy at Old Orchard Park.

Lake Minnewashta Park

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park is a 340 acre park situated on the shores of Lake Minnewashta. Facilities include a swimming beach, bathhouse, off-leash dog area, reservable picnic shelters, sand volleyball courts, creative playground, paved boat access, paved bike trails, turf trails for walking and skiing, ski/snowshoe rental, and vending machines

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Big Island

Lake Minnetonka Island that is part of the Three Rivers Park District park system

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Excelsior Commons

Park with public beach on Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior/Gideon Bay

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Wayzata Beach

Public beach on Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata Bay