White Bear Lake is well known for a lot of things. Namely, the Sioux legend about the white bear whose spirit remains on Manitou Island after being hunted and killed by a Sioux native. 

While there are a lot of legends as well as a lot of interesting visitors that have come to the area (Al Capone and several other famous gangsters were said to have vacationed here), There are also tons of fun things to do in White Bear Lake.

Below are 10 fun things to do in White Bear Lake that you can enjoy with friends, family, or while getting plumbing work done.

1. The Pine Tree Apple Orchard 🍎

apple orchard with many trees

The Pine Tree Apple Orchard is an excellent place to bring the family. Here you can pick fresh apples and even strawberries straight from the tree and vines. During autumn, you can come and pick pumpkins as well as enjoy the orchard’s famous corn maze.

Pine Tree Apple Orchard also hosts special events throughout the year, including the Tennis Classic. They also offer wagon rides, a bakery full of freshly baked goods, and more.

Address: 450 Apple Orchard Rd White Bear Lake, MN 55110

2. White Bear Lake County Park 🌲

The White Bear Lake County Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon — or an entire day — out in the great wide open. The park opens half an hour before sunrise and closes just after sunset, and it has a swimming beach, plenty of picnic spots, walking/hiking trails, a large playground, a boat launch, and restrooms.

The park also hosts plenty of activities for all ages and a nature center that educates visitors on the local flora and fauna.

Address: 5050 Lake Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

3. WAHOO! Adventures 🛶

As the name implies, WAHOO! Adventures is full of fun as the company specializes in kayaking, rafting, bike tours, and all of the other water-based activities you can think of. They offer a full schedule of activities that you can sign up for or you can book your own excursion tailored to your group. 

They also provide all of the gear and equipment you would need, so you don’t have to bring anything other than your bathing suit and sunscreen.

Address: 2721 Evergreen Cir, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

4. Create Space 🎨

When you’re feeling creative and want to do more than just paint a picture and drink wine, Create Space is the place for you. Create Space is a facility that provides instructions for many different types of DIY projects, from wood sign courses to wreath-making workshops.

Here you can learn how to make custom home furniture, home decor, and tons more. They’ll provide all of the necessary materials, and you’ll get to learn how to sand, cut, stain, assemble, decorate, and more.

Address: 2168 3rd St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

5. Bald Eagles Boat Rental and Live Bait 🎣

If you’re a fan of fishing, swimming, laying in the cool shade, floating on the water, or lightly cruising along on a picturesque lake, then Bald Eagle Boat Rental and Live Bait is where you’ll want to head for the day.

Here you can rent pontoon boats suited for both cruising and fishing, and each pontoon is equipped with everything you need (including bait). All you need to bring is your fishing pole and swimsuit in case you want to jump in for a quick swim.

Address: 4444 129th St. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

6. The White Bear Meadery 🍺

Mead is the drink of the Medieval time period, enjoyed by kings, knights, damsels, and even peasants. However, the drink is still as current as you can imagine, and if you’ve never tried mead before, you’re in for quite the experience at the White Bear Meadery.

The White Bear Meadery is Minnesota’s first mead hall, it even has a Viking-themed tasting room where you can enjoy fine mead made from local organic honey and berries. You’ll get to drink, be merry, and get an education about the history of mead and how it’s made.

Address: 1320 County Rd D Cir, St Paul, MN 55109

7. Charles P. Noyes Cottage 🏠

If you’re in the mood to travel back in time, the Charles P. Noyes Cottage is a great portal. The Cottage is a historical building that served as the summer home of the famous St. Paul pharmacist, Charles Noyes.

Also referred to as the Fillebrown House (as the Fillebrown family also lived there), the building features incredible American Picturesque architecture as well as guided tours and special events.

Address: 4735 Lake Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

8. Emagine White Bear Theatres 🎬

group of friends laughing at the movie theatre

Emagine White Bear Theatres offers an affordable luxury moving-going experience that’s fun for all ages. It offers reserved seating, gourmet concessions (including stone-fired pizza), a full bar, event space rentals, 3D screens, D-Box seats, and seat-side service.

The seats even recline and have a heating option for your comfort

Address. 1180 County Road J, White Bear Lake, MN 55127 

9. Washington Square Bar and Grill 🍔

When you want to experience some of White Bear Lake’s best nightlife, Washington Square Bar and Grill is the perfect place. No matter the season, you can come here for a few cocktails, delicious food, and live music to sing along to.

During the summer, the patio offers a nice breeze and in the winter, you can cozy up by the dining room fireplace.

Address: 4736 Washington Square, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

10. Gateway State Trail 🥾

The Gateway State Trail is the perfect place to stretch your legs and spend some time outdoors. It has some of the best countryside scenery and an easy trail that’s mostly flat with a few challenging areas. 

The 18-mile trail also mostly follows the corridor of a former railroad, and there’s a nice stretch that can accommodate horses if you feel like horseback riding.

Address: 1200 Warner Road, St. Paul, MN 55106

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Getting out of the house for some new experiences, whether they be indoors or outdoors, can be very invigorating and fulfilling. A great time to plan fun things to do in White Bear Lake is when AJ Alberts is taking care of your plumbing issues.

Reach out to the professionals at AJ Alberts Plumbing to schedule your next service today!