Northland Arboretum

Are you looking for a unique experience in the Brainerd Lakes Area? We have over 540 acres of gardens, trails, wetlands and forests to explore. We have a Visitor Center that's open year round 7 days a week and on-going classes, workshops and conferences providing a large range of topics for the entire community.

The Northland Arboretum is the premier destination in Central Minnesota connecting people to the environment by promoting education and preservation, health and wellness, recreation and enjoyment for all.

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Latitude: 46.254728 Longitude: -94.22998 Elevation: 1236 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

We have 11 miles of hiking, biking and walking trails with 12 kilometers of groomed daily cross country ski trails. 4.5 miles of the ski trails are lit and open until 10 p.m. nightly. We have 3 miles of trails for snowshoes and dog walking.

Our new  Handicap Accessible Outdoor Fitness Trail is now open. The outdoor fitness trail is a hard surfaced 2 mile trail designed for all ages and abilities for recreation and exercise. The trail consists of 3 fitness loops, the Savannah, Woods and Prairie, that focuses on four essential areas and benefits:

  • strength, balance, cardio, flexibility
  • accessibility for Seniors, handicapped, families
  • 12 exercise stations with exercise equipment
  • equipment interacts with your smartphone; iPhone and Android
  • download app and track reps, distance, time, calories

The Outdoor Fitness Trail is one of a kind in Minnesota, is open year round and promotes health improvement, social integration and fun fitness in a natural environment for people of all walks of life.


Seasons Accessible

The Visitor Center and all trails in the Arboretum are open to enjoy all four seasons. The Visitor Center includes:

  • Art gallery that features local artists
  • A unique gift shop with items made locally
  • Large meeting and conference rooms
  • Public restrooms


Trail Fees: Daily - $5.00 - Adults, $1.00 - Children under 13

Accessibility Notes

The Visitor Center and Outdoor Fitness Trail are handicap accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome on all trails and must be on a leash, except no pets allowed on the groomed cross country ski trails in the winter.

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