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Northland Arboretum

Brainerd, MN
+1 218-829-8770
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Well marked trails

I went there in Sept '17. There are lots of trails to choose from, and most connect to other trails... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
franco2251
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Stafford, Virginia
Disappointing and not worth the price of admission

I was so excited to see what this arboretum had to offer only to be let down. There is a large... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Stephanie C
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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In addition to its gardens, the Arboretum offers hiking and cross-country skiing.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“nature walk” (2 reviews)
“hike” (3 reviews)
“squirrels” (2 reviews)
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Brainerd, MN
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+1 218-829-8770
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I went there in Sept '17. There are lots of trails to choose from, and most connect to other trails so you have lots of options. Longest loop around the park is probably...mmmm....1.5 - 2 miles. Trails are well maintained. They have a few gardens...More

Thank franco2251
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to see what this arboretum had to offer only to be let down. There is a large garden just adjacent to the parking lot and that's the highlight. It was not a preview of what was to come. The maps were...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

You park across from a shopping mall and an apartment complex, walk a few blocks and you are in the wilderness. Great place to hike in the autumn for fall colors, we often see deer and squirrels. They also have great groomed cross country skiing...More

Thank pawatt50
Reviewed 18 July 2016

It seems like a decent trail area, but even at 10:30 am it was too hot out. There was no senior discount, There wasn't very good signage. There was however, a fitness trail that had equipment.

Thank aginggoddess
Reviewed 10 September 2015

There are over 500 acres of woods with approximately 12 miles of paths. The gardens near the visitor center are very nice (but weedy) and also along the closer paths are a Monet bridge, a secret garden, a rose garden and other very pretty areas....More

1  Thank duckye
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I'm so happy to see this addition to the Brainerd/Baxter area. Time was short and we just had a quick drive through, but I was impressed! We will come back again when we have more time.

Thank S Kristi A
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I don't think I have ever felt more under attack from mosquitos! This place is crazy. It seems somewhat unkept and like it has seen better days. The trails are not well marked and even the gazebos are overgrown with weeds. There is stagnant water...More

Thank EVDJ
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Visit the many acres of well tended flower beds and walk the shady lanes. Or ski the trails in the winter. I have enjoyed gatherings at the office-education building.

Thank Nedra V
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We are proud of Northland Arboretum and what it has given to this Brainerd area. It is well run, well maintained and a business we are proud of. We used it years ago (in its infancy) for cross/country skiing.

Thank MVL82837
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This place was great for walking and feeling like we were getting away from it all. However, the nature trails are marked for directions only, no information provided on the plants and trees, which we found a bit disappointing.

Thank Alexis B
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