Explore Midwest Arboretums and Botanical Gardens
Minnesota: Cowling Arboretum
This 880-acre preserve sits along the Cannon River and is adjacent to Carleton College in Northfield. Fifteen miles of trails lead through the woods and prairie at the preserve and attract walkers, joggers and bikers (as well as cross-country skiers in winter). Bird and wildlife watching is popular at Cowling Arboretum. Spring brings an impressive display of spring wildflowers.