Fun Things to Do in Big Lake

Parks and Trails

There are over 215 acres of parkland, 20 miles of trail for hiking and 3.5 acres of greenway located in Big Lake.  The Big Lake Park system has parks and playgrounds, picnic areas and ball fields.


Enjoy the beauty of Big Lake anytime with a canoe or a chartered boat along the Lakeside Pier

Legacy Foundation of Big Lake – provides a lot of events yearly, most notable is the Music in the Park.

Sand Dunes State Forest — is located in central Sherburne County, about three miles west of Zimmerman and 5 miles north of Big Lake. Consists of oak savanna forest and prairie and 2,700 acres of pine plantation on rolling terrain. It provides beautiful areas for many recreational activities, such as horseback riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hunting, and swimming, panfishing on Ann Lake, camping and hiking.

Landscaping Advice

Pavers are a great way to turn your yard from drab to fab. You can use pavers to create a garden path into a series of small patios using large islands of flagstone separated by areas of thick turf. When you have this type of backyard it creates a couple of benefits instantly. First, they act as a nice and stable walkway for a garden and may be large enough to accommodate outdoor seating especially if you are the kind that hosts big parties.

Lawn Irrigation/ Sprinkler System Tips

For your sprinkler system you may want to use a rotary nozzle. Also known as stream sprays or depending on your location, rotators. These devices deliver water to turf in a slow and equal stream. Select this type of irrigation head if you want to water slopes or in any area that needs slow or methodical water delivery.  The nozzles are perfectly designed for use in low water pressure, which makes them ideal for homes in the 20 to 55 psi range.  Keep in mind that if the water pressure is kept high, the nozzles do not revert to fog or mist.

Big Lake Minnesota truly is a great place to live. If you want to know more on how we can assist you on your landscaping and irrigation needs call us.  We can’t wait to meet you.

Landscaper and Lawn Irrigation Big Lake