At A Glance: Exploring Lakeville – Fun and Food
On the southern edge and close to many Twin Cities attractions, Lakeville is a family friendly mecca for bicycling. With miles of paved trails, three fun mountain bike areas, and several great road routes, both visitors and residents alike will find plenty of safe bicycle riding opportunities around this Minnesota community.
Where to Bike
Along with the many bike friendly streets running through the neighborhoods and businesses around Lakeville (displayed in the map links below) you and your family will find many safe recreational trails to enjoy as you cruise around. The paved trails running along the boulevards and through several picturesque neighborhoods offer many options for commuting by bike to local attractions, businesses, and parks here. For those interested in mountain biking, Buck Hill, Lebanon Hills, and Murphy Hanrehan are all just a short distance away from your Lakeville hotel room.
Ritter Farm Park is also available for your enjoyment along with the trails listed above.
Area Bike Shops and Clubs
Where to Play When Not Biking
Along with being mere minutes away from all that the Twin Cities has to offer, Lakeville has many attractions to keep everyone entertained.
Lakeville Area Art Center – great place to take art classes or catch a performance | 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044 | 952-985-4640
Furever Wild – a working agricultural farm that allows you to interact with all kinds of animals from calves to wolf pups | 10132 235th St. W., Lakeville, MN 55044 | 612-467-9653
MN Pro Paintball – the largest paintball park in Minnesota with 15 different battlefields to choose from | 22554 Texas Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044 | 952-892-1540
Lakeville Beaches – choose from one of these beaches to spend the day swimming, play horse shoes or volleyball, and enjoy a picnic | 952-985-4600
Where to Eat
From Mainstreet Coffee and Wine Bar to the Copper River Fish & Chop House, Lakeville has several interesting and charming cafes.
Harry’s Café – fresh food made from scratch whenever possible with aviation décor paying tribute to owner’s father, a WWII Navy Pilot Veteran | Menu | 20790 Keokuk Ave. S., Lakeville, MN 55044 | 952-469-5696
Mainstreet Coffee & Wine Bar – this restaurant has sandwiches, wraps, and flatbread with many wines to suit each meal selection | Menu | 20790 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044 | 952-985-7650
Chart House – on the shores of Lake Kingsley, Chart House has your favorite American dishes and a renowned Sunday Brunch | Menu | 11287 Klamath Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044 | 952-435-7156
Babe’s Music Bar – fun-filled bar with your favorite entrees along with activities such water pong tournaments and live music | Menu | 20685 Holyoke Ave. S., Lakeview, MN 55044 | 952-469-5200
See a complete listing is here.
Where to Sleep
Holiday Inn & Suites – Exit 81
Baymount In & Suites – Exit 85
Quality Inn – Exit 85
Motel 6 – Exit 85
Candelwood Suites – Exit 81
Public Wi-Fi Spots Lakeville
Along with most hotels, many coffee shops and restaurants have Wi-Fi available. The public library is also good option. Heritage Library is located at 20085 Heritage Dr., Lakeville, MN 55044 and can be contacted at 952-891-0360.
See the Lakeville Tourism Bureau for more detailed information or #visitlakeville.