Experience Minnesota Tours

Welcome to Erik’s Retreat! 

By simply staying with us, you are providing meaningful employment and social opportunities for young adults with autism. And what better way to interact with this deserving population and have fun than on one of our specialized tours? From sailing and kayaking, to biking and art, we have something for everyone. The best part? Every tour is led by a member of Erik’s Retreat. Each and every tour at Erik’s caters to a member’s passion, letting their expertise and enthusiasm shine.


Meet Your Tour Guides


Tour Descriptions

Sailing with Jacob

Whether it’s the end of a workday or you’re on vacation, we have the perfect way to start your weekend!

This tour offers a relaxing afternoon on the beautiful and serene Lake Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis. Jacob will serve as your guide as you sail around the largest lake in Minneapolis, give you history of the area and of sailing in Minnesota, which dates all the way back to the 1880s.

So join Jacob for a relaxing evening on the lake and maybe even a little bit of learning! Be sure to bring small snacks and water for your trip.

  • $35.00 per person
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Days offered: Friday
  • Start time: 3:30 p.m. (on the water at 4pm)
  • Available June – October
  • Capacity: 2 guests
  • Guests should bring: Small snacks, water
  • Meeting location: Erik’s Retreat, 3420 Heritage Drive, Edina MN

Electric Scooter and Minnesota Lakes Tour

Experience the exhilaration of an electric scooter with our namesake, Erik. Circle three lakes in our beautiful chain — Cedar, Lake of the Isles and Bde Makaska- and stop for historic tidbits of Minneapolis!

  • $20.00 per person
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Days offered: Sundays
  • Start times: 2 p.m.
  • Available June – October
  • Capacity: 2 guests
  • Guests should bring: water, camera
  • Meeting Location: Erik’s Retreat, 3420 Heritage Drive, Edina MN

Kayaking on Cedar Lake

Take in the serene beauty of Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles in a double kayak with our member Lucas. Lucas will share the history of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes while scouting great blue heron, eagles, deer and more.

  • $20.00 per person
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Days offered: Fridays
  • Start time: 1 p.m. 
  • Available June – October
  • Capacity: 2 guests
  • Guests should bring: water, camera
  • Meeting Location: Erik’s Retreat, 3420 Heritage Drive, Edina MN

Fat Tire Biking at the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes

Experience the serenity and beauty of three lakes in our beautiful chain — Cedar, Lake of the Isles and Bde Makaska- and stop for historic tidbits of Minneapolis!

  • $20.00 per person
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Days offered: Wednesdays
  • Start time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Available June – October
  • Capacity: 2 guests
  • Guests should bring: water, camera
  • Meeting Location: Erik’s Retreat, 3420 Heritage Drive, Edina MN