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Medicine Lake is a beautiful Lake located in Hennepin County featuring a wide range of recreational activities and amenities. Medicine Lake features boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing hiking trails, biking trails, open green space, and scenic views. Medicine Lake is surrounded by beautiful scenery making it one of the most attractive Lakes in the area. The lake itself covers an area of 886 acres with a maximum depth of 49 feet. The Lake is also home to great fishing with numerous species of fish including largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, northern pike, walleye, white sucker, and more. Medicine Lake offers a great mix of aquatic and recreational activities and amenities making it one of the most attractive lakes in Hennepin County.
The area around Medicine Lake was first inhabited by the Dakota Indians around 1400 or 1500. The named Medicine Lake comes from the Dakota word Mdewakanton meaning Lake of the Spirit. The Dakota named the Lake in honor of a Dakota warrior who’s canoe overturned on the lake and his body was never recovered. One of the first pioneers to settle in the area was Antoine LeCounte an explorer who arrived in the area in 1848.
Medicine Lake is surrounded by numerous parks and green spaces adding to what makes Medicine Lake such an attractive destination for outdoor amenities. West Medicine Lake Park is a beautiful lakefront park offering several amenities that all residents in the area can enjoy. West Medicine Lake Park is a 70 acre park catering to the needs of outdoor recreational enthusiasts. The park features a beach, boat launch, sand volleyball courts, basketball court, trails, bike racks, playground equipment, picnic shelters, grills, beautiful scenery, and much more. West Medicine Lake Park is the perfect place to enjoy a wide range of recreational activities within the beauty of Medicine Lake.
French Regional Park is an excellent park located just north of Medicine Lake apart of the Three Rivers Park District. French Regional Park is a great place to enjoy numerous recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages. French Regional Park features hiking, biking, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, dog trails, picnic areas, playground equipment, geocaching, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and more. French Regional Park is a great park with beautiful scenery and great amenities making it one of the best parks in the area.
Heritage Park is small neighborhood park located just west of Medicine Lake in the community of Plymouth. Heritage Park is a 26 acre park featuring several recreational amenities including a basketball court, playground equipment, trails, and a bike rack. Heritage Park is a quiet neighborhood park offering a wide range of fun for children in the area. The area around Medicine Lake is full of shopping, dining, and entertainment amenities and attractions that all residents and visitors can take advantage of. Rockford Road Plaza is a popular shopping mall in the area offering numerous shopping and dining amenities. Rockford Road Plaza features both a community center and shopping mall with a total of 28 stores within the city of Plymouth. Rockford Road Plaza features Target, Five Guys, Bath and Body Works, Christopher and Banks, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Anytime Fitness, Walgreens, Sunshine Factory Bar and Grill, Chili’s, and more. Rockford Road Plaza offers a wide range of shopping and dining options making it an attractive destination.
Ridgedale Center is a shopping destination located 10 minutes south of Medicine Lake in Minnetonka offering a wide variety of shopping options. Ridgedale Center offers a total of 111 stores and restaurants providing plenty of options to local residents and visitors. Ridgedale Features American Eagle, Apple Store, Banana Republic, Best Buy Mobile, Big Bowl, Chipotle, Eddie Bauer, Hollister, JCPenny, Kay Jewelers, Macy’s, Sears, Zumiez, and many more. Ridgedale is an excellent shopping mall offering a wide variety of options making it one of the best shopping malls in the area.
Medicine Lake is also surrounded by numerous restaurants offering a wide range of options. Latuff’s Pizzeria is a family owned restaurant serving some of the best pizza in the area. Latuff’s has been in business since 1971 and prides itself on serving top-notch ingredients along with exceptional service. Latuff’s menu features numerous appetizers and meals that all customers will enjoy. Latuff’s appetizers include garlic bread, mozzarella bread, italian wings, onion rings, meatball dip, green beans, state fair pickles, and chicken tenders. Latuff’s also features lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, baked rigatoni, neapolitan, rigatoni and meatballs, veal parmesan, fettuccine alfredo, ravioli, numerous pizzas, and more. Latuff’s is an excellent place to go for a great Italian meal.
Pineda Tacos is an excellent Mexican Restaurant offering authentic Mexican food. Pineda Tacos features the best ingredients to ensure each meal is as authentic and healthy as possible. Pineda also looks to provide excellent service to ensure the best experience possible. Pineda Tacos menu features tortas, tacos, burritos shrimp platter, fajitas, enchiladas, chips, and more. Other restaurants in the area include Famous Dave’s, Green Mill, Perkins, Red Lobster, Thai Table Restaurant, and Grizzly’s Wood Fired Grill.