Available trail activities that can use your help

 Hiking and General Trail Monitoring
There are 15 miles of trails at Chester Woods. These trails need to be cleared of fallen limbs, checked for erosion, and frequently upgraded with mulch.

Cross Country Ski and Snow Shoe trail grooming
These trails are groomed regularly with a snowmobile during the snow season.  There are 5 miles of cross country ski trails and 3 miles of groomed snow shoe trails.  Staff will offer training.

Horse trail monitoring
Those that have equestrian permits may enjoy monitoring the trails and notifying the park staff when enforcement or trail hazard attention is needed.  Hiking, park ATV's and horseback are methods of patrolling.

Wildflower Interpretation
During the months of April - October, offering help to identify and label wildflowers in bloom and plants of specific interest along the trails is greatly appreciated. This activity can be updated every 2 weeks. 


Contact Us About Volunteering with Trails

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Contact Park Manager, Tom Eckdahl to set up an appointment to explore your volunteer opportunities.

Friends of Chester Woods

8378 Highway 14 SE, Eyota, Minnesota 55934, United States

(507) 328-7356


The park office is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. You can always call and leave a message.