Dean Lakes Trail

The Dean Lakes Trail is a scenic trail in Shakopee, Minnesota that contains a series of boardwalks and paved trails through the Dean Lakes Conservation Area, which is a mix of natural and restored wetlands, oak woodlands, and prairies located between the Dean Lakes housing development to the west and the Southbridge housing development to the east. At Southbridge, it joins up with the Southbridge Community Park, which also contains a 10-acre Off-Leash Dog Park (partially shown below), which includes both grassy and wooded areas.

In 2018, the Dean Lakes Trail was a Finalist for the “Best Place to Hike in the Southwest Twin Cities”, ultimately losing out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska.

  • Visited: Oct 2021

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