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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

  • Book Club!
    Book Club!
    Mon, Mar 11
    Baxter
    Mar 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Mar 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    "Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest"
  • Spring Break Camp at the Northland Arboretum 2024
    Spring Break Camp at the Northland Arboretum 2024
    Tue, Mar 12
    Baxter
    Mar 12, 2024, 7:00 AM CDT – Mar 14, 2024, 3:00 PM CDT
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Mar 12, 2024, 7:00 AM CDT – Mar 14, 2024, 3:00 PM CDT
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    We aim to get children outside and exploring nature in any season. Exploration and free play are important parts of childhood development. In addition, children will learn about topics like the hiking, birding, the power of the earth, wind weather, and more! Available for children in grades 2-6.
  • Hiking Club
    Hiking Club
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 21
    Baxter
    Mar 21, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Mar 21, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Every third Thursday of the month!
  • Maple Syrup Farm Tour
    Maple Syrup Farm Tour
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 23
    Brainerd
    Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Brainerd, 12607 Red Pine Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Brainerd, 12607 Red Pine Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401, USA
    Come tour Clay Hill Farms and learn all about maple syruping!
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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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