GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Summer in the Midwest often includes heading to a cabin for some outdoor fun. But for those who aren’t lucky enough to have a lake house or simply don’t want to sit in traffic on a Friday afternoon, there’s Minneapolis Northwest.

Minneapolis Northwest includes the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, and is conveniently located just 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. You don’t need to go far this summer to experience outdoor fun. Just head over to Minneapolis Northwest to enjoy the same activities you would at a cabin - paddling, golfing, swimming, and more.

To learn more about these activities and for more ideas for summer fun in Minneapolis Northwest, visit