Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities. Liz Collin and Mike Binkley went to the Perham Lakeside Golf Club Friday. It is a beautiful facility with 27 holes to play. They have had great weather all summer, and Friday is no exception.
Our Minnesota lakes give us the chance to be on the water in boats, kayaks, on skis. Now, many are getting on the water to do some yoga. The Shed Fitness Studio is launching a new yoga class on Thursday that puts its students on paddle boards.
We will never grow pineapples or enjoy lakeside palm trees in Minnesota. But now we can “hang 10.” Stand up paddle boarding has exploded in popularity over the past few years.
We love to boat and fish, but a slightly different sport is quickly gaining popularity across the state. Paddle Boarding, where one stands on a board and paddles their way across water, is quickly becoming one of the favorite activities for lake enthusiasts.
A 21-year-old Mendota Heights man is planning on paddle boarding the entire Mississippi River, which will be a world record. He’s doing it for a good cause, too.