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Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College

100 S College St, Contiguous with the campus; either side of Highway 19, Northfield, MN 55057-4002
+1 507-646-5413
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Great place for jogging and hiking

Nice paved and unpacked paths for jogging or hiking. Also, a nice place to walk to watch the autumn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Connecticut2003
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New England
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Beautiful walk with no trail explanation

Be aware there is no identification as to where to go, how far the loops are or even how to get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan E
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Orlando, United States
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  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“enjoy nature” (3 reviews)
“cannon river” (6 reviews)
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100 S College St, Contiguous with the campus; either side of Highway 19, Northfield, MN 55057-4002
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+1 507-646-5413
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice paved and unpacked paths for jogging or hiking. Also, a nice place to walk to watch the autumn leaves.

Thank Connecticut2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be aware there is no identification as to where to go, how far the loops are or even how to get back to where you started. There are colored shapes on poles but they mean absolutely nothing. Would be nice to have a map posted...More

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I've loved visiting the Arb for 45 years and this week was no disappointment. The river was flowing, birds singing, squirrels stashing, trees doing their thing -- plus a herd of friendly and ravenous goats methodically munching on underbrush. We wandered both upper and lower...More

Thank oaklandexplorer2016
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We walked the long upper trail and were pleasantly delighted. We soaked in the native prairie flowers and grasses. We also saw two eagles soaring. Lots of beautiful landscapes to take in. Felt like we were in a painting.

Thank heather d
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I take a lot of walks through the Arb. A good way to get away from the traffic. Always see something interesting. Lately a lot of Deer. Today I seen many interesting birds and Buterflies. They Have a variety of Paths. Tar, gravel, wood chip...More

Thank MNTraveler2017
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of paths. We hadcourc2 dogs on leashes and picked up after them. They have signs warning of poisonus plants like wild parsnip. Absolutely beautiful. Nice walk there are paved and unpaved paths for walking and biking. We just did the upper by the college...More

Thank heavin
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The Arboretum, both upper and lower, provide peaceful walks even though you are within an urban area. Some have remarked that they found the paths confusing. Before we leave our starting point we look up and find a tall landmark which we can use to...More

Thank Gmarie2013
Reviewed 23 May 2017

What a wonderful place to walk and enjoy nature! It has everything...a river running through it, woodlands, prairie, hills and dale. It's a perfect spot to reflect and unwind and get a little exercise

Thank Pam J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

its a magical place ... trees, birds, squirrels and wide open spaces mixed with intimate twisting trails. hike, stroll, XC ski, or just plop down and sketch or take in what the bugs, birds, and bees are doing around you.

Thank oaklandexplorer2016
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This trail is handy for us to get out and exercise ourselves and our two dogs. There is a pleasant feel to the place and it is a well-kept trail. We enter from the east (back) side mainly so this might be the only review...More

Thank Nita W
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