Waconia is a family friendly bike destination a few minutes west of Minneapolis.

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At-A-Glance – Fun and Food

Waconia is a great taste of what you can do in Minnesota’s great outdoors. The go-to bike-friendly tourist spot is less than an hour drive from the Twin Cities. You can spend time on the lake fishing, water skiing, or any of your other favorite water sports. There are beaches where you can spend the day getting a nice tan or jump in the water for a refreshing swim.

If you prefer to stay inland there’s still plenty to do. You can pedal down many of its county roads and take in all the scenic beauty. You can also visit its locally-owned shops, feed your tastebuds at its local restaurants, and take in the town’s historical sites. If you’re up for more of a bike adventure then there are two trails that take you beyond the town’s border.

Where to Bike in the Area

This is a town full of fun for those pedaling around. There are trails that take you beyond the town limits, and there’s plenty to explore just navigating its county roads and streets.

Available Maps for the Area

HaveFunBiking Waconia Area Map
Dakota Regional Trail
Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail

Walk/Hiking Opportunities

Baylor Regional Park
Dakota Regional Trail
Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail

Area Bike Shops and Clubs


8850 Glacier Rd, St Bonifatius, MN 55375


SPOKES Bike and Ice Cream Shop
8850 Glacier Rd
St Bonifatius, MN 55375

Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking

When you find you need a little break from pedaling around, there’s still plenty for you to do. You can conduct your own taste test of their homegrown brews or wine selections, play a round of golf, kick back and take in a movie, and more.

7795 Laketown Pkwy, Waconia, MN 55837


255 W Main, Waconia, MN 55387


8785 Airport Rd, Waconia, MN 55387


Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery
8785 Airport Rd
Waconia, MN 55387

Waconia Brewing Company
255 W Main
Waconia, MN 55387

Island View Golf Club
7795 Laketown Pkwy
Waconia, MN 55837

Emagine Waconia 6 (Movie Theater)
101 West 1st St
Waconia, MN 55387

Where to Eat

At some point you’re going to need to fuel your body for the rest of day, or something to eat after that last trail. Waconia has plenty of delicious places where you can satisfy your appetite. And if you’re looking for some good coffee for the morning or a little extra caffeine for that last trail, they’ve got you covered there as well. For more information visit their tourism page.

813 Marketplace Drive, Waconia, MN 55837


115 S Olive Steert, Waconia, MN 55837


318 E Lake Street, Waconia, MN 55837


37 W Main Street, Waconia, MN 55837


Pangea Cafe
37 W Main Street
Waconia, MN 55837

Lola’s Lakehouse
318 E Lake Street
Waconia, MN 55837

Mocha Monkey
115 S Olive Steert
Waconia, MN 55837

El Rey Azteca
813 Marketplace Drive
Waconia, MN 55837

Where to Sleep

There comes a point where it’s time to call it a day. So, what do you do? Waconia has various options to choose from. You can lay on a nice, comfortable bed, or spend the night with nature. For information on hospitality, check out Waconia’s tourism site.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Waconia
550 Cherry Dr.
Waconia, MN 55387

Waconia Inn Hotel & Suites
301 E Frontage Rd
Waconia, MN 55387

Baylor Regional Park
10775 County Rd. 33
Norwood Young America, MN 55397

Public Wi-Fi Spots in the Area

Along with most hotels, coffee shops and restaurants having Wi-Fi availability, the Carver County Library is another good option.