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Our area offers a variety of attractions, year-round recreational opportunities, shopping, dining, and lodging, making it the perfect place for a day trip, a weekend stay, or as a base to explore the northern Twin Cities, scenic St. Croix Valley, and Minnesota’s Lakes Region.

A quick glance at our Commuinty Events Calendar shows that there’s always something happening here. Check out one of the state’s oldest and largest Fourth of July celebrations in Forest Lake, complete with a carnival, bingo tent, street vendors, a huge parade, spectacular fireworks and more. In addition, the area also hosts outstanding farmers markets, arts and musical events, Taco Daze in Scandia, Linwood Family Fun Day, and Wyoming Stagecoach Days to name just a few.

Visitor Resources

Community Guide
Local Attractions

General Visitor Information:

Explore Minnesota Tourism

Public Parks, Trails and Lakes

Forest Lake Parks & Trails
Scandia Parks
Columbus Parks
Wyoming Parks
Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
Hardwood Creek Wildlife Management Area (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
Area Lakes – Minnesota DNR Lakefinder
Hardwood Creek Regional Bike Trail (Washington County)