Experience the fine wine, rolling countryside and peaceful waters of Parley Lake. A long-time family business, Deardorff Orchards and Vineyards began planting wine grapes in 2005. Today, Parley Lake Winery is proud to offer local character in hand crafted wines. Our 125 rolling, wooded acres are adjacent to the Carver Park Reserve and offer the chance to experience 5 acres of Vineyards, 20 acres of orchards, and locally grown and produced wines.
The Arboretum features more than 1,000 acres of magnificent gardens, model landscapes, and natural areas-from woodlands and wetlands to prairie-with extensive collections of northern-hardy plants. Tour the Arboretum on 12.5 miles of garden paths and hiking trails. Walk the close gardens and bike, walk or drive Three-Mile Drive to see more gardens and collections.
Lake Waconia Regional Park is in its initial land acquisition stage for this future 130-acre park. Situated on the southern shore of Lake Waconia, with views to the lake and Coney Island, existing facilities include a reservable group picnic shelter, play equipment, restrooms, small swimming beach, picnic tables, volleyball court and grills. Boat access is provided outside the park at the Minnesota DNR boat access located on the northeast side of the lake and at private marinas located in the city of Waconia.
A Three Rivers Park District park. Situated on the western edge of the Twin Cities, Carver Park Reserve is home to the Lowry Nature Center, Grimm Farm Historic Site and King Waterbird Sanctuary. Visitors here may spot Trumpeter Swans, osprey, mink, white-tailed deer, barred owls and a variety of waterfowl and songbirds. Year-round, visitors here can explore activities that take advantage of our winding trails, rolling wooded terrain and interconnected lakes and marshes.
Lake Minnetonka is the largest lake in the metro area. It’s a favorite for boating, sailing and fishing. Several boat excursions, including an early 1900s trolley boat, cruise the lake. Stroll through the beautiful, lakeside Noerenberg Memorial Gardens. Wayzata and Excelsior are known for their shops and cafes. There are several regional parks in the area. Golfers can choose from a dozen fine courses, and cyclists enjoy the views on the Dakota and Lake Minnetonka regional trails.
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