Lake Waconia has the pleasure of hosing the 2012 Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 12th!
A pair of accomplished anglers from Waconia will host Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon on Lake Waconia. Travis Frank will fish with Governor Dayton, and Matt Peters will fish with Lt. Governor Prettner Solon.
This is only the second time in 64 years that a lake in the meto region has been selected for the Governor’s Fishing Opener and we can’t wait for everyone to hit town.
Even though not everyone will get to fish with the Governor, everyone is free to come to town and fish on Lake Waconia.
If you live in Waconia, get ready for a media frenzy and tons of anglers to pack the town.
Never been to Waconia before? Just take 494 to Eden Prairie, hop on highway 5 West and you’ll hit Waconia in about 20 minutes. Google Map
When? July 4th at Dusk (approximately 10pm)
The fireworks will be shot off from the island again this year which means there are a lot of good viewing spots.
Good spots include
- Lake Waconia Regional Park
- Cedar Point Park
- Lola’s Lakehouse
- Or most anywhere on the lake
For the best view, grab your boat and view them from the lake.
Well it’s suppose to snow all weekend which means that the Waconia sledding hill will be ready to go come Monday. Being one of the biggest hills I’ve seen, I’d love to take a ride down it. Walking back up isn’t high on my list though.
Check out this view from the top of the hill.
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Thanks to Three Sheets to the Wind for the photo.
Have you taken a ride down the hill? Share your story if you have one.
The the areas largest sliding hill which overlooks Lake Waconia is just waiting to open. However, the snow seems to be missing.
The hill, which looks massive from the road, will delight many this winter and it will also give one heck of a work out. It’s located at the corner of Highway 5 and County Road 30 and is part of the expanded Waconia Regional Park.
This year, the hill will not support any type of system to get you to the top, except your two feet. If the hill is a success, they will consider adding in some type of tow system to get riders back the top.
And don’t look for the hill to open on the first big snow. It still has to be tested for safety before opening to the general public. Lets just hope it snows soon so we can have some fun!!
Now is the time to take a swing by Waconia and see the fall colors.
Get ready for one of the biggest marching band events I’ve ever seen. The Lake Waconia Band Festival gathers marching bands from around Minnesota and Wisconsin and they all compete to be the best!
Lake Waconia Band Festival is Saturday June 17th 2006. It starts at 6pm and travels down main street in Waconia.
Bring your chair as the entire parade lasts more than an hour. More than two?