Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College, Northfield

#122 of 189 in Parks in Minnesota
The Arb consists of approximately 880 acres (360 hectares) of land adjacent to the College and was created in the 1920's. It is in the process of being restored back to its original state, including prairie and forestland. Today, the Arb is an excellent resource in education, conservation, and recreation for both Carleton and the larger community of Northfield.
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  • Nice paved and unpacked paths for jogging or hiking. Also, a nice place to walk to watch the autumn leaves.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • I have been at Carleton for 2 years now and I'll say this: Carleton is a great school, but the worst part about Carleton isn't even the college itself: its the students. Everyone is nice and friendly, but most students are so politically correct that they become rude and immature, even to the point of name calling just because of a disagreement. If you want to go to a college with open minded people and a diversity of thought, Carleton may not be for you. But, if you love a college with rigorous classes and very unique people, then come to Carleton.
  • Don’t be fooled by the low acceptance rate and claim to prestige! Carleton tries to make up for its inadequacy by apologizing for itself and saying things like, “people who know about Carleton know it’s a good school...” and making itself as rigorous as possible for no reason. Also, although the student body is perfectly fine, it does not justify attending Carleton. If you didn’t get into Harvard, you’ll be better off at a state school, where the students are probably just as good. Carleton is overpriced, stressful, and has an inferiority complex. Also, no one in the real world has heard of it. Not even in Minnesota. Do not go!
  • Great School. Don't listen to the haters. Puff Puff Pass
  • Carleton has fought against the students trying to divest the College from fossil fuels every step of the way. If Carleton wants to stop climate change it can't profit from and industry that fund climate denial!! Get with it Carleton
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