Welcome to the Northland Arboretum!

Arboretum Hours of Operation

For the safety of our guests and staff the Northland Arboretum has closed its Visitor Center facilities until further notice. Please use the drop box at the main entrance gate to pay for memberships and daily passes. The grounds are still open to the public for walking.

Thank you for your understanding!

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.


COVID-19 : Social Distancing at the Arb

This is a challenging time for everyone. We are forced to stay home from school and work, cancel family gatherings and fear going out just to go grocery shopping. Everyone deserves a temporary escape from the stress and anxiety and a chance to enjoy nature. You can find that AND maintain social distancing at the Northland Arboretum! We have over 5 miles of trails that we would love to keep open during this difficult time.  Individuals of any age are welcome to connect with nature and the Arb is an ideal spot -- located in the heart of Brainerd-Baxter!


During the month of April please consider a donation to help us keep our trails open and maintained. 

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!

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.