Northland Arboretum

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About Northland Arboretum

The Northland Arboretum is a must-see destination for visitors and residents of the Brainerd Lakes area. No matter the season, our hiking trails (~12 miles) and Visitor Center provide an opportunity for you to learn and connect with nature. 

The Arboretum encompasses over 400 acres in the heart of Brainerd/Baxter, Minnesota. Our member-supported, non-profit organization was founded with the closure of the Brainerd Landfill in 1972. The 40-acre landfill site now supports a prairie restoration project that is full of native grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees that support wildlife. The Nature Conservancy also owns nearly 200 acres within the Arboretum. 

Make sure you set aside time to wander our expansive trail system and beautiful gardens. You won't be disappointed.