Welcome to the Northland Arboretum!

SERTOMA Winter Wonderland

SERTOMA's Winter Wonderland

The Northland Arboretum is proud to once again partner with SERTOMA to bring you Winter Wonderland!  November 22-December 31, 2018
Breathtaking lights, reflecting off of the sparkling white snow and strung into captivating displays will delight visitors as they drive through the Sertoma Winter Wonderland. This spectacular holiday tradition includes a driving tour of 75 colorfully animated lit displays. These are sure to add a sparkle of excitement to the eyes of families throughout the Lakes Area as they awe over the intricate presentation of lights. Funds raised from this event go back to local non-profits and clubs. Over the past 11 years we have donated over $200,000 back into the community.

For more information, calendar, and ticket information, please visit: http://www.sertomawinterwonderland.com

Arboretum Hours of Operation

The Visitor's Center is open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm  on Weekends.

The grounds are open to members and paying guests sunrise to sunset.  Members are asked to display their membership sticker on the front passenger side of their vehicle.  Guests are asked to use the self-pay station located at the entry kiosks and place the pay stub in their car window.

Trails Are Open for Walking until first measurable snowfall.

First measurable snowfall, all trails will be closed for walking, running, dog-walking, etc.  Trails are groomed by the Brainerd Nordic Ski Team in conjunction with the MN DNR Grant And Aid Trails System.  A MN Ski Pass is required to ski at the Arb.  You can be fined by the DNR for walking on a groomed ski trail.

Snow Shoe Trails and walking trails are marked differently.  Please see winter map.  Please note, if you are walking trails, you need to be an Arboretum member or pay your daily fee at the kiosk and carry the payment stub with you on on the dash of your car.

Composting Site is Closed For the Season

We are sorry for any inconvenience, Winter Wonderland is set up, and ski trails are being maintained.  See you in the spring!

Hunting Season and the Arboretum

It's November and that means Deer Season in Minnesota!  The Northland Arboretum is private land and does not allow hunting on the property.  However, our neighbors hunt.  We invite walkers, hikers, runners, dog walkers, bird-watchers, and animal trackers to come out and enjoy the trail system this hunting season.  Although you are safe here at the Arb, we do encourage you to wear bright colors and stay on the trails.  If you see any hunting activity on or near the Arb property, we ask that you call it in immediately to the Visitors Center. Enjoy!


NOTE:  The Arboretum does NOT allow Mountain Biking on the property.  Please see note on the "Trails" page.

Dogs Are Welcome!walkingcompanions

Dogs need to be leashed for their protection.   Also, please clean up after your dog.  Waste bags are located at the trail head kiosks.

Photography Policy

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All professional photographers need to stop into the visitor's center to sign liability waivers and pay fee.  This includes senior portraits, weddings, children's photography, photos you sell, etc.    This will also cover you and your client's daily pass fees.