|Roam the Wind|
Lake Minnetonka offers a great winter snowkiting just west of Minneapolis. The most common location is Kite Island just west of Wayzata. There is a winter access road from Wayzata out onto the lake. Follow the road to the west, and it will go right by Kite Island. The island is about 1.3 miles from the access point. Use caution when driving on the lake. There is often a group of kiters here on the weekends in particular. Lake Minnetonka is generally not kited in the summer due to a lack of access points and very high boat traffic. If you are out on this end of the cities, consider Lake Waconia or Lake Washington in the summer months. Click on the markers within the map for more information on the Lake Minnetonka snowkiting and kiteboarding launch sites.