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Northland Arboretum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to getting the community involved in and aware of nature.  We have a wide, beautiful area for you and your family to explore.   Have a peaceful walk on our nature trails, or take your mountain bike for a ride.   Winter time?  We've got that covered too!   You can cross country ski on our spectacular groomed snow covered trails.   Snowshoe or winter hike on non-groomed trails.


Northland Arboretum INVITES YOU

September 10th, 2015 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Prairie Bay Grill
15115 Edgewood Drive, Baxter, MN

RSVP Requested: 218.824.6444

*Please invite your family and friends!
At Second Thursday, Prairie Bay donates seasonal hors d'oeuvres and labor, The Iron Waffle, tasty treats and Cash Wise Liquors, complimentary wines for tasting.
A fully tax deductible minimum donation of $15 will be accepted at the door.

Proceeds go directly to Northland Arboretum.


The Arboretum has made great strides in completing our new Accessible Wellness Fitness Trail. When completed the trail will be ADA-compliant and include 12 fitness stations for stretching, cardio, balance and strength training.

We need YOUR HELP in finishing this trail!
For more information on the fitness trail and how you can help



There has never been a better time to be a member of the Northland Arboretum.
We have joined the American Horticulture Society, Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). As a member it allows you to enjoy a network of 300 horticultural organizations and Arboretums worldwide. For more information visit our membership page by CLICKING HERE.


Lakes Area Sketching Group

Meet every other Thursday at Northland Arboretum starting July 23, 2015

9 am to 11:30 am

Come and sketch with local artists – held outside to enjoy the beauty of the Arboretum.
Will be held inside if weather does not cooperate.

For more information:
Contact Maggie at 218-839-4215 or email at maggief56@gmail.com


10 Plants that Changed Minnesota

Which plants changed Minnesota and transformed how we live today?

In 2012, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum asked the public to nominate plants for a state's Top 10 list based on their significant impact—positive or negative—on what we eat, the landscape, the economy, our culture, history and more. The initiative aims to build awareness of the crucial role plants play in nourishing and sustaining life on Earth.



How to get to Northland Arboretum during Excelsior Road Construction

Road construction has begun on Excelsior Road and will go through September.

How to get into the Northland Arboretum.

Follow the orange "Arboretum" detour signs off State Highway 210.
Detailed directions are as follows:

Take State Highway 210 to Baxter Drive (traffic signal) near the Baxter/Brainerd City Limits by Westgate Mall (east from 210/371 Intersection in Baxter)
Go north (left) at the signal off 210 at Baxter Drive (toward Pizza Hut and the Westgate Mall).
Take the first left (west) off Baxter Drive onto Fairview Road.
Follow Fairview Road to Conservation Drive and take a right.
Drive north on Conservation Drive up to the Northland Arboretum Visitor Center.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this construction time.

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Directions to Northland Arboretum for print in PDF format


The Visitor Center and Compost area will also be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm until the end of September.

Visitor Center and Composte Area are open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 4:30 PM.


View Our September ArbLINK Newsletter


Applications are available on-line if you are interested in becoming a Northland Arboretum Volunteer!  Click here


Last updated: 08/18/2015

Upcoming Events

09/05/2015 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
09/10/2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
09/17/2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
10/15/2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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