Immerse yourself in the story of Minnesota's Northwoods by exploring the forests, grasslands and wetlands. During the summer, join a naturalist led program offered twice daily. From September through April, guests can take part in Into the Woods, a series of programs by naturalists, birders, foresters, artists, storytellers, musicians, historians and others, as well as special exhibits.
There are more than 5 miles of nature trails at the site. Explore them at different times of the year to hike, bike, ski and snowshoe.
Forest of Today Trail: Located just behind the visitor center, this trail leads through aspen stands, hardwoods, old-growth and red pine, and a plantation of genetically improved tree stands.
River Trail, 1 mile: Learn how to identify Minnesota's trees through informational signposts and a self-guided brochure available at the visitor center.
Swamp Trail, 1 mile: Travel through a cedar and black spruce swamp and a tamarack bog-while keeping your feet dry on an elevated gravel trail and board walk.
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