Next bike/hike adventure – Explore Lakeville

At your fingertips, a fun outdoor adventure destination

Traveling closer to home, near a central metro area, is the new norm for many of us trying to stretch our vacation dollars. So a bicycling staycation or a one-tank drive to explore Lakeville may open your eyes to new horizons with economic and environmental benefits. Where nature meets the Twin Cities, Lakeville offers enough trails and fun outdoor activities around its lakes that you will want to extend your stay.

Established in 1855, the city was named after the recreational waters of Lake Marion, just west of Historic Downtown Lakeville. Today, you will find many paved and off-road trails connecting the several parks in the community.  Especially if you’re looking for some good mountain biking fun. You will want to visit bike, hike, or paddle here frequently. The town may be small, but there are enough fun outdoor activities around its lakes for everyone. Even if you only stay long enough to stroll or roll the Lakeville Public Art tour.

Places to ride when you explore Lakeville

The city has many biking options. It all depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to explore the entire town, then plenty of roads with trails allow for a nice comfortable bike ride. If you’re looking for a little challenge, the West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Park or Buck Hill, Lebanon Hills, and Murphy Hanrahan offer offroad riding that caters to all skill levels.

Lakeville’s scenic circuit loop, city trails, and other loop routes

Enjoy the Lakeville Area/HFB Map below for comfortable rides around town or out, around many lakes in Douglas County. From the 10-mile Scenic Circuit Loop around town to the 22-mile or 35-mile road/trail tours.

Available Maps

HaveFunBiking Lakeville Map                                                                                                               West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Buck Hill Mountain Bike Skills Park
Ritter Farm Park
Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Walk/Hiking Opportunities

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Ritter Farm Park
Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Area Bike Shops and Clubs

2290 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55122

7707 149th St W, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Lakeville Cycle                                                                                                                                                18049 Jamaica Path                                                                                                                              Lakeville, MN 55044

Valley Bike & Ski
7707 149th St. W
Apple Valley, MN 55122

Hiawatha Bicycling Club
P.O. Box 24920
Edina, MN 55424

Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking

When you need a break from pedaling, Lakeville still has plenty to entertain everyone. You can go relax in the sun at one of the beaches, or go take a refreshing dip in one of the lakes. You can also try your best to bowl a perfect game at one of the bowling centers or see you come out on top of the paintball battlefields. There’s something for everyone. Check out Lakeville’s tourism site for more.

20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

22554 Texas Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

20944 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

9740 201st St. W., Lakeville, MN 55044

Antlers Park Beach
9740 201st St. W.
Lakeville, MN 55044

Lakeville Family Bowl
20944 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

MN Pro Paintball
22554 Texas Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

Lakeville Area Arts Center
20965 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

Hot Sam’s Antique & Foto Park                                                                                                             22820 Pillsbury Ave. So.                                                                                                                  Lakeville, MN 55044

Where to Eat

We all know food plays a massive part in your overall tourist experience. That delicious burger you have at a small restaurant alone can cause you to make repeat visits in the future. And getting a taste of the town’s homegrown wines and brews may cause you to bring home some thirst-quenching souvenirs. No matter what your taste buds are looking for, Lakeville will satisfy everyone’s appetite. Check the town’s tourism site for more info.

20643 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

20790 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

8790 Upper 208th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044

17516 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044

Barley and Vine Kitchen Bar
17516 Dodd Blvd
Lakeville, MN 55044

Lakeville Brewing Company
8790 Upper 208th St. W
Lakeville, MN 50544

Mainstreet Coffee and Wine Bar
20790 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

Goodfellas Pizza
20643 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

Where to Sleep

After a long day of fresh air, you’re going to need to rest your head. Lakeville has plenty of lodging options where you can soak in the hot tub or kick back and relax with a good book.

21060 Keswick Loop, Lakeville, MN 55044

11274 210th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044

17605 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

17145 Kenyon Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

20800 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Holiday Inn & Suites
20800 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

Baymont by Wyndham Lakeville
17145 Kenyon Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

Quality Inn
17605 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044

Motel 6 Minneapolis South – Lakeville
11274 210th St.
Lakeville, MN 55044

Candlewood Suites Lakeville I-35
21060 Keswick Loop
Lakeville, MN 55044

Hampton Inn Lakeville
20851 Keokuk Avenue

WI-FI Hotspots and the Library

You will find Wi-Fi access in many coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels. The public library is another good option. The Heritage Library 20085 Heritage Dr. Lakeville, MN 55044

Nearby Airports

Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport
Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory, MN 55111

See the Visit Lakeville for more detailed information on your next trip to explore the Lakeville Area.