The city of Forest Lake is based in Washington County but part of the Minneapolis- St. Paul metropolitan area. Forest Lake is 30 miles from Minneapolis and 25 miles from St. Paul. The convenient drive routes are Highway 35W, Interstate 35E, and Highway 61. Among the many things to see and do, here are a few highlights that you’ll get to take part in when you call Forest Lake home.

Lakeside Memorial Park

95 East Broadway Ave. Forest Lake, MN 55025

The most popular downtown destination in Forest Lake is Lakeside Memorial Park. There, you’ll have access to the beach, picnic shelters, a playground, yard space, restaurants, and shopping. You can find Lakeside Memorial Park off East Broadway Ave and Lake St S. You’ll want to keep an eye on this area because this is where most city events and activities take place.

Tanners Brook Golf Club

8233 5810 190th St N, Forest Lake, MN 55025

Surrounded by the serenity of the North Woods, on the outskirts of Forest Lake, are 6,887 yards of manicured greens. Tanners Brook Golf Club offers five sets of tees to accommodate all skills and ages, definitely worth checking out.

Daniel A. DePonti Memorial Airport

220 Lake St N, Forest Lake, MN 55025

On average, 22 flights occur each day at the Daniel A. DePonti Memorial Airport. They provide infrastructure for the region’s corporate and leisure aviation needs, relieving congestion at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Running Aces Casino & Racetrack

15201 Zurich St, Columbus, MN 55025

Located just outside of Forest Lake, off I-35, is Running Aces Casino & Racetrack. Just as you would expect, there are card tables, food, and entertainment. There are many activities and events that you can take part in, go check it out.

Transit Center & Forest Lake P&R

Forest Rd N, Forest Lake, Mn 55025

If you are looking for a ride, conveniently located on highway 61 is a Metro Transit Park & Ride. Get to where you need to go without the hassle. When it’s time to come back to Forest Lake, look for stop number: 52883.

Forest Lake Sports Center

5530 206th St N, Forest Lake, MN 55025

Owned and operated by the Forest Lake School District is the Forest Lake Sports Center. All year round, the arena holds an ice sheet in the Lichtscheidl Arena, with access to a fabric-covered Field House. Across from the Sports Center is Fenway Park, with access to soccer fields and baseball diamonds. Go Rangers!