Once again, Sailing Lake Calhoun is offering free sailboat rides this summer!
Participating is 100% free and they have nothing to sell or promote, other than meeting new people, sharing experiences and having a good time. I took advantage of this offer a few times in the past and had a blast learning to sail and enjoying the lake. It’s a great activity for out of town guests.
You really have to love the Twin Cities and the awesome people here!
To participate, first print/fill out out a waiver.
Weather and health permitting, rides are offered 7 days a week from afternoon until sunset, May through mid October. Just come to the public sailing dock, at Lake Calhoun … which is at the north-east corner of the Lake: 3000 Calhoun Parkway East, Minneapolis, MN. You might have to wait 15 minutes or so if they are out on the lake but they’ll be by soon enough to pick you up!
For more info, see their website and Facebook Page.
Join us for a free family celebration of our clean lakes and an opportunity for outdoor hands-on learning about clean water, wildlife, and land and water conservation. Experience the lake with Voyageur canoe rides; solar pontoon boat rides; sailing demonstrations; fishing and stand-up paddleboard lessons; canoes, kayaks and bikes for checkout with a driver’s license or ID. Enjoy other activities including a Raindrop Mystery Tour, geocaching, climbing wall, jump castle, Tricia & the Toonies Game & Puppet Show, Kids & Carp Fishing, rain garden tours and native plant give-away, live animals, water games, landscaping and watershed exhibits, lakeside yoga at 10 AM and 4 PM and lots more.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
11am – 4pm (rain or shine)
Lake Phalen Park,
1600 Phalen Dr.
Today we tried out the FREE sailboat rides on Lake Calhoun and it was so much fun! The weather was amazing and it was really peaceful to be out on the lake. We arrived at the docks near the Tin Fish Restaurant and only had to wait about 20 mins for a boat to pull up. We sailed for about an hour and actually got to learn how to sail and steer the boat. I still can’t get over how such an amazing activity can be free with no strings attached. We will definitely be back for more!