Visit the Arb

The Lillian Anderson Arboretum is a private facility, owned by Kalamazoo College. We welcome members of the public who share our commitment to preserving the natural qualities of the Arboretum.

Please remember that active research and ecological monitoring are being carried out in the Arboretum at all seasons of the year.

General Directions

The Arboretum is located on M43 (West Main Street), about 5.5 miles away from Kalamazoo College. From the College's campus, head west along West Main Street, away from downtown, for about 4.5 miles. You will pass the bridge over 131, and Meijer. West Main Street will become M43. Once you've passed Meijer, the newly constructed parking lot to the Arb is located about a mile away, on the left hand side of the road, just after a white farmhouse.

If you have a smartphone or Google Maps, type in "Lillian Anderson Arboretum" and you will be pleased to find accurate directions!

Visitors are requested to adhere to the following Arboretum policies:

  • Motorized vehicles, bicycles, hunting, firearms, campfires, camping and horseback riding are prohibited.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Please remain on marked trails.
  • Don't pick flowers or remove plant or animal material. Take only photographs, leave only footprints.