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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

  • Bird Hikes!
    Bird Hikes!
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 29
    Baxter
    May 29, 2024, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    May 29, 2024, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Come for a hike and learn about the birds of the Arboretum!
  • G101 Adults (16+) - Registration Opens April 22nd
    G101 Adults (16+) - Registration Opens April 22nd
    Wed, May 29
    Baxter
    May 29, 2024, 5:30 PM – Sep 26, 2024, 7:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    May 29, 2024, 5:30 PM – Sep 26, 2024, 7:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    DO you want to learn to grow your own food and flowers? You don't need to be an expert, we'll teach you!
  • Birdbath Garden Art - 3 Part Class - 4:00PM
    Birdbath Garden Art - 3 Part Class - 4:00PM
    Mon, Jun 03
    Baxter
    Jun 03, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jun 10, 2024, 5:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jun 03, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jun 10, 2024, 5:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Create a vibrant focal point for your outdoor living area. Classes take place June 3rd, 6th and 10th - Must attend all three to complete project
  • Birdbath Garden Art - 3 Part Class - 6:00PM
    Birdbath Garden Art - 3 Part Class - 6:00PM
    Mon, Jun 03
    Baxter
    Jun 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jun 10, 2024, 7:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jun 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jun 10, 2024, 7:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Create a vibrant focal point for your outdoor living area. Classes take place June 3rd, 6th and 10th - Must attend all three to complete project
  • G101 Gardening for Youth - Kids Ages 8-15 - Registration Open April 22nd
    G101 Gardening for Youth - Kids Ages 8-15 - Registration Open April 22nd
    Wed, Jun 05
    Baxter
    Jun 05, 2024, 9:30 AM – Aug 28, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jun 05, 2024, 9:30 AM – Aug 28, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Learn to grow your own food!
  • Feed Your Mind
    Feed Your Mind
    Wed, Jun 05
    Baxter
    Jun 05, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jun 05, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    During your lunch break, why not feed your mind?
  • June Book Club!
    June Book Club!
    Mon, Jun 10
    Baxter
    Jun 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jun 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    A Comfort of Crows, A Backyard Year
  • No Break from Nature Summer Camp - 2024
    No Break from Nature Summer Camp - 2024
    Tue, Jun 11
    Baxter
    Jun 11, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Aug 20, 2024, 3:00 PM CDT
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jun 11, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Aug 20, 2024, 3:00 PM CDT
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Spend summer experiencing nature! Kids will experience instructor-led exploring, activities, and hiking.
  • Pink Lady's Slipper Hike
    Pink Lady's Slipper Hike
    Mon, Jun 17
    Baxter
    Jun 17, 2024, 5:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jun 17, 2024, 5:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Enjoy a guided walk showing you live blooming Pink Showy Lady’s Slippers followed by a pink theme party with food & drinks.
  • June Hiking Club
    June Hiking Club
    Thu, Jun 20
    Baxter
    Jun 20, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Every third Thursday of the month!
  • Plant Sale
    Plant Sale
    Fri, Jul 12
    Baxter
    Jul 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Plant Sale + Educational Session
  • July Hiking Club
    July Hiking Club
    Thu, Jul 18
    Baxter
    Jul 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Jul 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Every third Thursday of the month!
  • August Hiking Club
    August Hiking Club
    Thu, Aug 15
    Baxter
    Aug 15, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Aug 15, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Every third Thursday of the month!
  • September Hiking Club
    September Hiking Club
    Thu, Sep 19
    Baxter
    Sep 19, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Sep 19, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Baxter, 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA
    Every third Thursday of the month!
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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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