My home is on a lake in central Minnesota; one hour from the metropolitan area. It is 20 minutes to the light rail to go into Minneapolis/St Paul. In the summer there is a beautiful lake view with a short flat walk to the lake. You can tie up to the dock and just float or fish right off the dock. The fire-pit is mere feet from the shoreline with a million stars in the sky. In the winter my home is close to cross country skiing, snow tubing and skiing, and of course, ice fishing.