Lake Waconia, the second largest lake in the metro area, is windy, making it a popular destination with kiteboarders and windsurfers while offering opportunities to fish, water ski, sail, paddleboard, and swim. The lake and surrounding landscape provide habitat for bald eagles, egrets, blue herons, pelicans, cormorants, and owls, offering spectacular options for birding. In the winter, Lake Waconia becomes a city unto itself, with hundreds of ice-fishing houses forming a winter community.

Recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, the Waconia area supports over 25 local neighborhood and regional parks and miles of bike trails; Waconia enjoys some of the best biking in the state of MN. In addition, our residents enjoy Island View Golf Course, Lions’ baseball field, an indoor ice arena, and Safari Island Community Center.

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Waconia welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to it’s downtown, lakes, parks and trails. Those numbers skyrocket during the area’s many annual outdoor events like the Carver County Fair, July 4th Fireworks, Nickle Dickle Day, Lola’s Half Marathon, and The Waconia Rodeo,