Maple Grove, Minnesota
Maple Grove is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota. For a family outing to enjoy the great outdoors, start from the Elm Creek Regional Park. In winter, visit the nature center with its floor-to ceiling windows to see birds and wildlife and get a rush of adrenalin with downhill skiing and tubing. In summer, enjoy swimming at the manmade swimming pool with a sand beach. Or get on your bike to explore a 30 mile trail. The newly constructed Town Green has a large retail area as well as an amphitheatre for outdoor performances. If you are a lover of arts, craft, antiques and handmade treasures, head to the Black Forest Boutique and take your pick.