Let’s Get Wet! Top Water Activities in Minneapolis

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At first blush, Minneapolis, Minnesota sounds more like a haven for the art and culture crowd rather than a boater’s paradise. But with 20 lakes and a number of navigable tributaries and wetlands, this is the place where nature and water sports come together.

Boating is a favorite summer pastime with most lakes and rivers equipped with public boat access. Paddlers take over Lake Superior’s northern area as the weather warms up. Drop a line in the water while you relax on your boat, because the waters in this area are prime fishing spots for trout, sturgeon and bass.

The kayak and canoe routes on the rivers provide an excellent view of the skyline and a perfect nature trip for paddlers. Others may prefer the serene experience of rafting or tubing with friends on the Mississippi River.

Where the boats are, water skiers and jet skiers will follow. This is especially true on warm weekends and when school is out. Waterskiing in designated areas is a good way to indulge the need for speed and freedom!

When the weather changes and the waters ice over, life goes on in the nature-loving city. Ice fishing replaces fishing from docks and bats. Cross country skiing takes over where jet skiers left off, and ice surfing replaces kayaking down the rivers.

Clearly, Minneapolis is a city of many phases, and outdoor enthusiasts who know how to roll with the area’s extreme seasons enjoy their outdoor leisure regardless of the seasons.

The trick to enjoying all that Minneapolis’s waterways have to offer is to have the proper equipment for the right activity. Changing your toys as the seasons change will require a lot of storage space. Consider using a MN self storage facility to stow your off-season equipment. This will keep them safe from the elements and ready to be prepped for next season.

It is difficult to keep your garage straight with outdoor equipment crowding the place. Use a MN self storage unit at Central Self Storage to house the spillover, including fishing gear, kayaks and boating equipment and supplies.

Central Self Storage now has 8 locations in Minnesota offering a variety of sizes, top notch security features, and amenities to make your storage experience convenient and stress-free. Find a Minnesota location near you to learn more.