Welcome to Whitetail Woods Regional Park! This is the newest park in Dakota County and opened just under two years ago. It is pretty close to our house, but we had never gone there until last week.
This park can be used year round as it has cross country ski trails and sledding hills in the winter. One popular feature is the camper cabins. These are three tiny cabins right near the entrance people can rent for a nominal fee. They are currently booked through March 2016! Since they were all occupied, we did not take any photos.
You may recall, my mom can get lost easily and is terrible at reading maps. We were quite pleased at the trail markers and maps all over the trail system. It was nearly impossible to get lost or confused! Hard to believe, but we did not get lost once on our 90 minute walk!
When we go walking in places where we know we aren’t going to be running into anyone, we use our long leashes so we can race around and explore since we can’t be trusted off leash. As you can see here, Bailie and I like to be out front blazing the trail!
A portion of one trail we took went through a swamp, but there was this nice wooden walkway through the entire area. Unfortunately, down in the low areas there were a lot of horse flies which is why I would not look at the camera. I was focused on the flies trying to eat me alive!
Mom was pretty happy we have a nice cargo liner in the back of our SUV so our muddy little selves didn’t get the car itself all dirty! We have our seat belts on and are ready to hit the road towards home for some breakfast!
We had a fun time at Whitetail Woods Regional Park. If you are in the Twin Cities, we recommend it for some fun walks! It is very clean, well marked, and there are restrooms available. We did walk around the lake, but did not find any place where we could get in and swim which was a bummer as it was really warm out, but it probably kept us cleaner in the end!