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. YOU CANNOT SNOWSHOE ON GROOMED SKI TRAILS. 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.
The Visitor's Center is open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Weekends. Visitor Center will be closed on December 31- January 1. Happy New Year!
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.
Dogs need to be leashed for their protection. Also, please clean up after your dog. Waste bags are located at the trail head kiosks. NOTE: Do NOT walk on groomed ski trails.
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.