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The Northland Arboretum encompasses over 400 acres in the heart of Brainerd/Baxter, Minnesota. Our member-supported, non-profit organization was founded with the closure of the Brainerd Landfill in 1972.  The Northland Arboretum is a must-see destination for visitors and residents of the Brainerd Lakes area. No matter the season, our hiking trails and Visitor Center provide an opportunity for you to learn and connect with nature. 

Choose one of the ways we serve the Brainerd Lakes community to learn more about our educational opportunities, our recreational facilities, and conservation efforts.

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Education

Growing Healthy Minds

Recreation

Growing Healthy Communities

Conservation

Growing Healthy Spaces

Trail Use

Gate Fee

$5/adult (ages 15 and up)

 $1/child (ages 0-14)

 

Become a member to bypass the gate fee and receive other great benefits including reciprocal admission to over 300 Arboretums Nationwide (Including the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum).

 

The Arboretum grounds are open every day to members and guests from sun-up to sundown. After-hour gate fees can be paid at the drop boxes at the entrances of the grounds or online. Proof of purchase should be placed in your vehicle window or carried with you. Members should carry the membership card.

Restrooms are open until 10:00 p.m. on the west end of the Visitor Center.

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Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Kid's Make and Take with Ms. Jane
    Kid's Make and Take with Ms. Jane
    Sat, Dec 02
    Baxter
    Dec 02, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Dec 02, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    An event for kids to make gifts for their loved ones!
  • Book Club
    Book Club
    Thu, Dec 07
    Baxter
    Dec 07, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Dec 07, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Santa and the Grinch
    Santa and the Grinch
    Sat, Dec 09
    Baxter
    Dec 09, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Dec 09, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Come see Santa and the Grinch at the Arboretum!
  • Full Moon Snowshoe Hike
    Full Moon Snowshoe Hike
    Sat, Dec 23
    Baxter
    Dec 23, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Dec 23, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Hike under the Full Moon!
  • Winter Nature Camp
    Winter Nature Camp
    Wed, Dec 27
    Baxter
    Dec 27, 8:00 AM – Dec 29, 3:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Dec 27, 8:00 AM – Dec 29, 3:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Scavenger hunt, Snowshoeing, Owl presentation, Smore's by a campfire, Axe Throwing
  • Learn to Snowshoe Class
    Learn to Snowshoe Class
    Sat, Jan 20
    Baxter
    Jan 20, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jan 20, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Learn the basics of snowshoeing!
  • Full Moon Snowshoe Hike
    Full Moon Snowshoe Hike
    Fri, Jan 26
    Baxter
    Jan 26, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jan 26, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Hike under the Full Moon!
  • Introduction to Beekeeping
    Introduction to Beekeeping
    Sat, Feb 17
    Baxter
    Feb 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Feb 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Learn basic beekeeping techniques.
  • Full Moon Snowshoe Hike
    Full Moon Snowshoe Hike
    Sat, Feb 24
    Baxter
    Feb 24, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Feb 24, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Hike under the Full Moon!
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Contact Northland Arboretum

Get in touch with the Northland Arboretum to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

14250 Conservation Drive | Brainerd, MN 56401

218-829-8770

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