Winter at the Arb

Winter at the ARb

Don’t let chilly temperatures push you indoors this winter. Take in the stark beauty of the Arboretum’s winter landscape on foot, ski or snowshoe.

WALK | Once again this year, Three-Mile Walk is open throughout the winter. The popular walk leads through much of the same terrain as Three-Mile Drive, but the pedestrian-only, paved trail is tailored to walkers. The new paved Farm Trail, leading up to the Farm at the Arb, is also maintained throughout the winter. If there’s little or no snow, the Arboretum’s 12 miles of hiking trails also provide plenty of ways to connect with nature.

SNOWSHOE | Snowshoe trails begin behind the Oswald Visitor Center. Pick up the trails behind the Japanese Garden. Snowshoe rental is available on the second floor of the Oswald Visitor Center. Snowshoe rental is $7 for the first hour, and $5 for each additional hour.

SKI | The trailhead for our groomed cross-country ski trails is at Farm at the Arb. Enter at 3210 W. 82nd St., Chanhassen. When you leave, slowly pull forward until the gate opens.

DRIVE | If you feel like taking a drive through the Arboretum grounds, we plan on keeping Three-Mile Drive open to vehicles as conditions allow.

Click here for more ski and snowshoe trail information or download our brochure.

Current Status

** Please note: For the safety of all visitors, Three-Mile Drive is open to vehicles only. **


digital map

Use our digital map to navigate the winter trails.


Download a pdf map of the trails.