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“Beautiful walk with no trail explanation”

Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Northfield
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Reviewed October 8, 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 at the entrance with loops and distance identified and a key code to trail markings. Trails with direction markers and distance would be helpful. The scenery is beautiful and an easy walk.

Thank Jan E
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Reviewed September 6, 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 Arb and came out better people then when we started. Don't miss it - in any season, there's beauty and restfulness.

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed August 11, 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 August 8, 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 or dirt. On the East side of the highway they have a creek running through, on the west side the Cannon River

Thank MNTraveler2017
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Reviewed July 4, 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 and only a small portion of that. You can explore for hours if you want. Our little dogs ran out of steam.

Thank heavin
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