Saturday, November 17, 2007

map of the lake

Connie at "Notes from a Cottage Garden" asked how big our lake is. It's hard to describe our lake - even people who have been on the lake have a hard time picturing it without looking at a map. It covers about 14,000 acres and has about 140 miles of lakeshore. It's made up of connected lakes and bays. From the small lake we're on, you can boat to any other part of the lake. We love it here - the lake is very social - lots of restaurants and beaches are accessible by boat. There are 4 cities that are on the lake. Next year when I have my gps in the kayak, I can tell you exactly how far across our lake is - but I'm guessing it's about a quarter mile from our house to the shore you see in the previous post. If these maps will click bigger, you can find our lake - Black Lake - near "Spring Park."

9 comments:

Kitt said...

Wow, that's a lot to explore! Lucky you.

Greenie Gardens said...

You are SO lucky to live in such a great spot. I'm looking at lots on lakes now!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

That's really neat! I had no idea that Lake Minnetonka was made up like that. What a wonderful body of water it is. It must be wonderful living on the lake. I'm a tad bit envious. ;) Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Connie said...

Kris, Thanks for posting the map. What a far reaching lake with all it's twists and turns! It must be an adventure to make your way around it without getting lost, ha.

Gina said...

Yes, you lucky duck! Would love to see more pics some time! :O)

Trailhead said...

It looks so much like hundreds of different lakes. Are there any uninhabited corners?

Britta said...

Wow that's a big lake. I would love to live at a lake like this. It must be wonderful to make walks besides the lake.

Have a wonderful day, Britta

Gina said...

I'm back!!..
You've been tagged to reveal 8 random things about yourself :O)

peter hoh said...

Anybody looking for a nice lake home with lots of room to garden? Here's a lovely home. I will set you back a pretty penny.

The cool thing about Lake Minnetonka is that there's a pretty wide range of housing around the lake. The one I linked to is probably the most expensive.