Walden Backyards®

Welcome to Walden Backyards, where every night becomes a starlit adventure around the fire.

The whole idea for us was to find sanctuary in the backyard. We hope we are providing products that make it simple and easy to enjoy that downtime with the folks you love.
Michael Miller

Founder & CEO

Our story

At Walden, we believe in the power of pause

Back in the mid 1800’s, Henry David Thoreau observed that Americans are just too busy. He stepped away from the fray and headed into the woods to write his philosophical masterpiece Walden. Even then, he understood that we’d all be better off if we would slow down and simplify our lives.

A little time by the fire

After 25 years of busyness, our founder Michael Miller took a sabbatical of his own. Spending much of his time in the backyard, he paused to ponder, reconnect with family and friends, and lend a hand to colleagues. This new mindset sparked an idea: couldn’t everyone benefit from a pause? A little time by the fire?

We’re committed to providing top quality Backyarding® products

Walden was founded in 2015 to make it inspiring and easy for backyard enthusiasts to enjoy great moments fireside. We’re committed to providing top quality Backyarding® products, building a brand Americans trust. We love helping folks find peace and connection, right in their own backyards.

The Walden way

Uncompromising quality

We set the standard for excellence. Our products are built to last, meticulously designed and crafted to exceed your expectations. When you choose Walden, you're choosing the best.

Expertise and innovation

With years of experience in crafting fire pits, our team is at the forefront of innovation in outdoor living. We continually seek to enhance your fireside experience through cutting-edge design and technology.


We are dedicated to responsible sourcing and manufacturing practices. Our commitment to sustainability ensures that your enjoyment of our products doesn't come at the expense of the environment.

Community and gathering

We celebrate the power of gathering around the fire, fostering connections with loved ones and nature. We're not just about products; we're about creating moments and memories.


Your satisfaction is our top priority. We're here to assist you in finding the perfect fireside solution for your needs and to support you throughout your outdoor journey.

What is Walden Backyards?

Have questions?

You can contact us via email at this form, via phone at (800) 977-0034, or by mail at our company address: Walden Backyards, 13801 Industrial Park Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55441