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.


The Brainerd Jaycees, partnered with Brainerd Community Action,
presented Northland Arboretum the Distinguished Service Award
for Outstanding Large Non-Profit of the Year.
Executive Director Mary Corrigan accepted the award during the
banquet / presentation held at NP Event Space in Brainerd, September 18th. 



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!


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