Lebanon Hills Regional Park is located at 860 Cliff Rd in Eagan, Minnesota, The park has tons of trails and a beach. They are currently working on restoring 1,100 acres of forest and prairie within the park while planting over 3,000 trees and shrubs. The visitors center is located in the eastern part of the park and there you will find maps and guides to all the park has to offer, such as….
Holland Lake Trailhead
Holland Lake Trailhead features 12 miles of cross-country skiing trails and 14 miles of wooded hiking trails. It should be noted that some trails me be impaired due to the restoration project taking place. However, there is plenty of room to go around so don’t worry. At Holland Lake, you’ll find a fishing pier, a shoreline deck, a picnic area and shelter with public restrooms. There is also free parking available.
When visiting the Equestrian Trailhead you’ll be offered the opportunity to peruse miles of scenic, wooded trails on horseback. Here there are over 10 miles of horseback trails and there is also a fire ring area. Where you can enjoy a recreational bonfire here in Eagan, MN. They provide parking lots for horse trailers and also have a picnic area with portable toilets. Please be advised that dogs, bikes, and hikers are not allowed on the Equestrian trails.
The West Trailhead offers several rolling, wooded, single-track bike trails in the westernmost part of Lebanon Regional Park in Eagan, MN. It should be said that some of these trails are very challenging even for seasoned mountain bikers. The West Trailhead in open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and there is no entrance fee. However, there are if you are looking to go cross-country skiing there are trail use fees for that.
Schulze Lake Beach
Schulze Lake Beach is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The sandy beach area and pristine clear lake are a place for those in Eagan to relax and become one with nature while soaking up some sun. There are zero fees to use the beach and amenities include a picnic area with grills, a bathhouse with restrooms, and access to hiking trails. They also have Kayak, Canoe, and Stand-up Paddleboard rental at this beautiful little beach in Eagan. The beach is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. However, there are some restrictions. The beach is unguarded and swimming is only permitted in the designated areas. You are also not allowed to have alcoholic beverages, your own grills, fires, glass containers, inflatable or buoyant rafts/toys and pets are not permitted in the beach area, and no fishing is permitted here as well.
So whether you are looking for summer fun or a break from the winter doldrums’ in Eagan, Minnesota, you’ll be able to find plenty of that when you visit the Lebanon Regional Park throughout the year. You can take a hike, a horseback ride, ski cross-country or have a picnic and enjoy the relaxation of the beach. It’s all up to you!