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Celebrating 50 In 2021, Belwin celebrates 50 years of connections to nature
through exhibits, events, and more!
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Protecting & Connecting for 50 years

At Belwin, we spark passion for wild places. Through immersive community programs and environmental education, we inspire and engage people in the care of natural areas. Through land protection and habitat restoration, we revive threatened ecosystems so wildlife can thrive for generations to come. 

Come explore our 1,500 acres of prairie, savanna, and woodlands in Minnesota’s Saint Croix Valley, just 15 miles from St. Paul.

Find yourself in nature

Enjoy open prairies and sheltered woodlands and hear the babble of Valley Creek as it runs toward the St. Croix River. Hike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski on our public trails, or sign up for one of our naturalist-led programs to learn something new. Pick your outdoor pleasure!

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Belwin is growing and we need your help! Donations from individuals help us expand and improve our public trails, offer innovative and immersive educational programming, keep restored habitat healthy, and protect additional land in the Valley Creek watershed. Share our passion for nature with a gift today. 

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Why Belwin Matters

We spark passion for wild places through conservation, education, and immersive experiences on more than 1,500 acres in Minnesota’s Saint Croix Valley.


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