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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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Morning bike ride

I throughly enjoyed a morning bike ride along the paved trail of the arboretum. Although part of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nun46
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atlanta
Beuatiful

The trails are beautiful and extensive. The place is huge and a wonderful resource. We only had an... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Robin P
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Holland, Michigan
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  • Excellent69%
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  • Average6%
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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 2 weeks ago

I throughly enjoyed a morning bike ride along the paved trail of the arboretum. Although part of the trail was closed due to construction, I had enough of a ride to experience the beauty and tranquility of this beautiful space!

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

The trails are beautiful and extensive. The place is huge and a wonderful resource. We only had an hour to explore but we will definitely be back.

Thank Robin P
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Just moved to the area in August and live near a trail at the NE end. It's a gem and we haven't explored 1/2 of it (yet). I like to walk along the creek into town, which is the quickest route. It's well maintained and...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is a wonderful place to hike, relax and just clear your mind! I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Northfeild.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Connecticut2003
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 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
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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 Ben S
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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 9 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
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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
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