Woods to Water Blog - Blog Archive: August, 2021

We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite patios in the Lakes Area for you to visit before Summer comes to a close!

Head out with your crew and say goodbye to patio season the right way;) 

Moonlite Bay | Crosslake

Large outdoor seating over looking Crosslake with tons of dock space for everyone! Check out their new second floor patio addition with it's own elevated menu!



The Wharf | Crosslake

In the heart of Crosslake, right off the Rush Channel with two floors of patio seating and a large yard!


Dockside| Pelican Lake

Popular spot for lakeside activities and live music on Pelican!


Manhattans | Trout Lake

The best sunset on The Whitefish Chain with a beachside tiki bar!


On The Rocks at…

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As Summer wraps up, The Woods To Water team is sharing their bucket list with you! 

From the experts who know the area most...



  • Rollerblading with the baby

  • Go boating a few more times

  • Visit the State Fair

  • Go Kayaking

  • Stay in a tiny home around Duluth



  • Golf with my dad

  • Shop Downtown Nisswa with my Mom

  • Live music on the patio

  • Boat day with friends

  • Sunset dinner cruise



  • Go to the state fair

  • Tour a Brewery

  • Visit Canterbury Park for horse races

  • Visit Minnehaha Falls

  • Go cliff jumping



  • Brainerd Zip Line

  • Roller blade…

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These pizza joints will be sure to steal a slice of your heart;)

With the help of our followers and the Woods To Water team, we've found the best ZA in the BLA for your next pizza night!

Image cred: Dough Bro's

Rafferty's | Crosslake, Nisswa, Brainerd, Crosby (woodfire)

VOTED BEST PIZZA from our recent poll on IG and we weren't surprised. Rafferty's is a lakes area staple with 5 different locations and take and bake options! We love their holiday shaped pizzas! They offer online coupons you can use with every purchase. Check out their Crosby location for a woodfire style.


Zorbaz | Crosslake, Lake Shore

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