July/August 2021

The heat is on! This summer issue is chockfull of ideas on how to celebrate these carefree days, including yard games and sailing with the White Bear Sailing School. And a big hooray for the Best of White Bear Lake winners!

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White Bear Lake Magazine July/August 2021

Summer is in full swing. The weather is warm and the ice cream is cold. We’ve traded our boots for sandals, our parkas for T-shirts and find every excuse to spend time out of doors.

Zen Asia

The North Star State, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Gopher State, the Bread-and-Butter State—though Minnesota has numerous trademarks, its culinary scene is also unlike any other.

Manitou Days

Join the town in a kickoff to summer.


Gliding through the fresh-water waves in the midst of White Bear Lake are the sailors of White Bear Sailing School. Celebrating its 65th anniversary, the school is known for developing dedicated life-long athletes in the heart

Best of 2021 winners

Ahoy, mateys! It’s time to celebrate. Once again, we asked, and you weighed in on your favorite restaurants, shops, doctors, salons, designers, builders and much more in our annual Readers’ Choice Best of White Bear Lake contest.

cabin-friendly plants

Cabin owners know

biking around the lake

Construction for the Lake Links Trail continues after approval of $3.6 million in funds provided by the Minnesota State Legislature in October 2020.

summer yard games

Make the most of the warm, sunshine-filled days with these unique twists on classic summer yard games; some can be created by you with supplies from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware (acehardware.com), GoodKids (goodkids.com), or other local shops. 

Best Ever Grilled Chicken

The annual Best Of issue of White Bear Lake Magazine is always one of my favorites. I spend a lot of time searching for “bests”—the best local products, the best of Minnesota Grown, the best natural and organic meats and produce and so on.

preserved, dehydrated apples

Hello, fresh and local Minnesota-grown produce! The sheer number and proximity to so many fabulous farmers add to the reasons I love calling White Bear Lake home.