A Winter Wonderland in Lakeville, MN
Lakeville is a winter-lover’s paradise, especially for those who love to get outdoors and get active. If you live in one of the homes in Lakeville MN, you’re perfectly situated to enjoy a vast array of activities, both indoors and outdoors. Even for those who prefer more sedate activities, Lakeville truly is a winter wonderland.
Sporting options are seemingly innumerable. No matter your age or skill level, there’s something for everyone. Curling has grown in popularity by sweeps and bounds, since the 2006 Olympics, and Lakeville has its own Dakota Curling. The rink at the club has six curling ice sheets that are 15 feet wide, as well as a large club room for food and drinks. From novice to experienced curler, you can take part in learn-to-curl classes, drop-in curling, bonspiels, camps and leagues, as well as the possibility of private rentals for large groups.
Snowmobilers from far and wide come to Lakeville to enjoy the more than 50 miles of snowmobile trails right in Lakeville, as well as its ideal location that gives you access to another 22,000 miles across Minnesota. There are four park-and-ride locations within Lakeville and many restaurants cater to the parking needs of snowmobilers.
Of course, for plenty of people, winter means skiing or snowboarding. On the edge of Lakeville sits the world-famous Buck Hill ski area, made popular by Olympian Lindsey Vonn. There are nine lifts and 16 runs for skiers and snowboarders, covering all levels of capabilities, not to mention freestyle terrain for the diehards. If that’s not enough for the adrenaline junkies, Buck Hill also has 12 snow tubing lanes. To warm up and relax after a busy day on the slopes, enjoy the Black Diamond Restaurant with great views.
If you prefer ice to snow, Lakeville Ames and Lakeville Hasse Arenas both have year-round indoor open skating options. Skates are first come first serve. Depending on the weather, if you want to skate outdoors, there are often up to eight outdoor rinks throughout Lakeville. Just check the Lakeville Parks & Recreation Hotline at 952-985-4690, option 1, before heading out.
Another ice option is ice fishing on Lakeville’s Lake Marion. There’s even a Youth Ice Fishing Contest in February for young converts to the sport.
Of course, if you like the winter atmosphere but prefer to stay a bit warmer, you can still get a good workout in exploring all of the 520 stores at the Mall of America in Bloomington, which is only a few miles from Lakeville. You’ll more than get your daily steps in covering the more than 2,779,242 million feet of retail space, so you can reward yourself at one of the 50 restaurants also on site.
For something more cultural, the Lakeville Arts Center hosts a variety of dance, music and theater performances throughout the season, often focusing on winter themes. There’s even a First Thursday Pub Night that pairs live musical performances with an in-house bar of craft beers, wine and pub food.
If you’ve recently move into one of the Key Land homes in Lakeville MN, you may be tempted to stay home and enjoy all of the beautiful features, finishes, and space. However, if you do choose to leave the coziness of your beautiful new home, Lakeville couldn’t be a better place to enjoy all that winter offers.