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Best Spots to Stop and Snap in Summer

For the amateur and professional alike, here are our picks for the best places to take photos in Minneapolis Northwest this summer.

Town Green is a beautiful outdoor amplitheater located in Maple Grove. Come listen to music, watch a performance, or take a stroll around the lake. There’s no bad view! 

Town Green lit up at night time


River Park is peaceful with up-close and personal views of the Mississippi River. 

Sidewalk along side riverfront


Weaver Lake Community Park is an 80-acre site, with a wide range of recreational facilities for a fun, day-long outing for people of all ages. 

End of dock on a lake


When you’re done there, check out the Hamel Rodeo in July. With bareback riding, team roping, a Bull Ridin’ Bonanza and more, your photos will definitely say more than a thousand words. 

Person barrel riding with a horse