Welcome to the Northland Arboretum!

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.

Mark Your Calendars for the 1st Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Tornstrom Auditorium!
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Winter Is Here!

SKIING  Grant-In-Aid Ski Trails are groomed and maintained by the Brainerd Nordic Ski Club.  MN State Ski day passes are available in the Visitor's Center for $10 per person (16 and under are free). Annual MN ski passes can be purchased in any store that sells hunting licenses.     $5 per car for upper parking lot.

Snowshoe and walking trail maps are available in the Visitor Center.  Membership and/or $5 day passes are required for winter snowshoe trails.   Note: There is NO WALKING, SNOWSHOEING, or DOG WALKING on the groomed ski trails.

Compost Site is Closed for the Season

The piles have been flipped and great compost is "cooking" for your gardens next spring!  Thank you to all who donated leaves and cash to make this compost site viable.  We will see you next spring!
If you still have leaves and clippings this fall, the Brainerd City Landfill is accepting, and so is Hengle Construction on 210 West of Baxter.


Photography Permits

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Arboretum does not allow any biking on the property. 
The Arboretum does not allow hunting on the property.  The Arb is private property.
Dogs Are Welcome but do need to be leashed for their protection, and are allowed only on snowshoe trails during ski season.  Please clean up after your dog.  Waste bags are located at the trail head kiosks. Ask us how your dog can get their own Arb membership!