Lilly Property

Mendota Heights, MN

As the Lilly Property (170 acres) undergoes habitat restoration, you may witness invasive species removal, prairie burns, and native plantings. Dodge Nature Center’s commitment to stewardship and restoration of native habitats, like the Lilly Prairie, support future generations of important insects and plants.

There are no buildings or restrooms at this location. Trails are free to explore every day, from sunrise to sunset.

Download Lilly Property Map (PDF)

Visitor Alert – Ticks


American dog ticks (wood ticks) are abundant at the Lilly Property. If you plan on visiting, especially April–June, we recommend the following safety measures from the Minnesota DNR:

  • Walk in the center of the trail to avoid ticks in grass and brush
  • Wear light colored clothing to easily spot ticks, and long pants, socks and closed-toe footwear
  • Check and re-check for ticks during your visit. If you do find a tick on you, gently and slowly pull the tick straight outward from its head. Wash and apply antiseptic to the affected area.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Updated May 10, 2024

Directions & Parking


The Lilly Property can be accessed from 656 Highway 62, between Dodd Road and Delaware Avenue in Mendota Heights. Limited lot parking available—see map for parking symbol.

Things to know before you visit.

Visitor Guidelines

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