Minnesota Landscape Arboretum reopens some walking paths

Visitors can choose from four walking options when making a reservation
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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has made four one-way walking paths available to visitors by reservation. 

Last month, the arboretum opened its Three Mile Drive, which staff said had an overwhelming response.

Beginning Friday, visitors can buy tickets for multiple walking routes, though its sold out till May 27 after members were offered first refusal.

Here are the walks:

  • Three-Mile Walk begins at the main parking lot, in front of the Visitor Center and under the skyway path that leads to the Perennial Garden. It runs through the Wildflower Garden, into other interior gardens and is the longest of the three walking options.
  • Main Garden Paths: Close to the main buildings, this wheelchair accessible path will include the Perennial Gardens and Annual Gardens where the tulips are in bloom.
  • Lilac Loop: Located east of the main parking lots, there is a steep asphalt walk amongst the 139 lilac varieties, some which are currently in bloom. 

Visitors must register in advance; no on-site transactions will be allowed, the arboretum says. 

Masks will be recommended by not required. The grounds will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Access costs $15 per person, with children 15 and under free.

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