The city of Tonka Bay, Minnesota is one of the many lakeshore cities surrounding Lake Minnetonka. In addition to extensive access to the lake and the amenities it offers, residents of Tonka Bay also have access to a number of parks and beaches within their community. Some of the most notable examples include:
Lake Minnetonka: Tonka Bay has access to one of Minnesota’s greatest lakes, Lake Minnetonka. This massive lake has a very close-knit community and connection to it helps to link Tonka Bay to its neighboring cities. In addition to its scenic beauty, Lake Minnetonka has a number of Yacht clubs, and community events that take place in and around it throughout the year.
Crescent Beach: Jointly owned and operated with the neighboring city of Shorewood, Crescent Beach is a popular summer destination for Tonka Bay residents. With a sandy beach, designated swimming area, and lifeguards on duty during the summer months, Crescent Beach is a safe and fun location for a family summer afternoon.
The Narrows: A collection of narrow straights running from Lake Minnetonka into the city of Tonka Bay, the Narrows offer visitors great fishing locations as well as sunny picnic areas next to the water. A beautiful destination for a fishing trip or simply a sunny afternoon, the Narrows are one of Tonka Bay’s hidden treasures, and are located on the northern end of the city.
Wekota Beach: Another popular beach within the city of Tonka Bay, Wekota Beach also offers lifeguard services during the summer months. Additionally, the nearby Wekota Park is walking distance from the beach and offers picnic tables, a playground, and tennis courts. With a good balance of land and water amenities, Wekota Beach is a wonderful summer getaway destination.
Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail: Stretching on for about 27 miles between two corridors, the LRT Regional Trail connects the city of Shorewood to its nearby neighbors. The north corridor begins in the city of Hopkins and connects through Minnetonka, Greenwood, Deephaven, Excelsior, Shorewood, and Victoria. The south corridor of the trail also begins in Hopkins. It runs southwest for 11.5 miles and connects through Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, and Chanhassen. Pedestrians, bikers, and cross-country skiers from Shorewood, as well as the surrounding cities, can enjoy these long miles of trails year round and easily use them to travel between cities.