Welcome to Our Official Web Site

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.

This web site was designed to help you better explore and understand the Northland Arboretum and our purpose.

Our Vision Statement:
To be recognized and supported as the premier public environmental facility in the Brainerd Lakes Area, promoting preservation, recreation, education and environmental research.


Photos and Monthly Sponsorships for the 2015 Northland Arboretum Calendar are now being accepted.

If you would like to sponsor a month in our 2015 calendar, please contact us at  info@northlandarb.org or 218-829-8770. Sponsorship of one month is $250.

We are looking for any photos that have been taken at Northland Arboretum since it has opened. If you have a photo (or photos) that you would like to have considered for publication in our 2015 calendar, please email them to info@northlandarb.org in a .jpg format or drop them off in an 8 x 10 printed format or on a CD/DVD disk at the Northland Arboretum visitor center Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. All photos must be submitted by August 22, 2014 and need the following information submitted with your photo(s):
Photographers Name, Address (both mailing and email) and phone number.
MONTH and YEAR the photo was taken.
What part of Northland Arboretum the photo was taken at.


Thank you to all the sponsors, vendors and volunteers who made this years
Country Sampler Picnic and great success!
Also, a special thank you to all people who supported Northland Arboretum
by coming out and enjoying the arb and the event.

All proceeds support the Northland Arboretum.


The 13th Annual
Sour Grapes Half Marathon, 10k and Kids Run

We had another successful Sour Grapes run at the Arboretum. The Weather cooperated with no rain and cool temperatures for the runners. We had 399 registered runners and 348 that completed the race. The trails were in perfect condition, though challenging, the runners totally loved the event. Many runners commented that they will return for next years race.

The first place winner in the men's divisionof the half marathon was Matt Shadow from Minnetonka, MN. He finished at 1:20.18 and is in training for the Voyager 50 mile ultra-marathon in July.

The first place winner in the women's division of the half marathon was, Kari Brown from Garfield, MN, with a time of 1:36.59.

I would like to thank all the runners, walkers, sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible and so successful. I look forward to seeing you here for next years race. 

- Mary Corrigan, Executive Director - Northland Arboretum

The pictures of the event are being processed and many are posted at the Sour Grapes Half and Half Trail Run Facebook page. Additional album pictures of runners on the trails will be up soon!  - The link to the Facebook page is below.




Please note the changes being made this year to our leaf and grass clipping drop off and compost pick up. Click here to see the updated compost site information.



Like all non-profits struggling in this economy, the ARB has made a decision to dedicate all of our Annual Appeal towards retiring our Road and Sewer Assessment. When we built the visitor center in 2003, the fee was assessed at $72,643.00. We have been able to reduce that amount to just under $20,000.00. We pay $4,000.00 towards that fee twice a year. By paying off this final amount early we would save on the interest and the Arboretum would be able to have an additional $8,000.00 in our annual budget. We are asking all of our Members and Friends of the Arboretum for your help in this year’s Annual Appeal. Remember – this is a tax deductible donation.

We gladly accept payments via PayPal . Click here to PayPal link. Thank You for helping YOUR Arb!


Upcoming Events

09/04/2014 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm
09/07/2014 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
10/16/2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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