Jamaica Plain is home to the oldest public arboretum in North American – the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. This botanical research institution is also a free, 281-acre public park with plenty to see and do. Here’s just a few ways you can celebrate the season outdoors at the Arboretum!
Go for a Bike Ride
This Jamaica Plain green space is more than just foliage. Throughout the park are a variety of paved routes that are perfect for bike riding. Let the autumn air breeze through your hair as you explore the Arboretum. Take it slow and admire the plants as you ride or go on a serious bike-ride and see far you can travel. Take the family or go alone. No matter how you choose to ride, you’re sure to have a refreshing, enjoyable experience.
The Arboretum features several ‘Wonder Spots’ – places where families can take an opportunity to explore the vast landscape. The Wonder Spots teach about the different types plants and animals throughout the Arboretum. Discover. Observe. Learn. This isn’t just your average park – it’s an experience.
Take a Walk with a Virtual Guide
There’s nothing like a peaceful walk in nature, and this Jamaica Plain green space is perfect for it. The Explorers Garden Tour is a quarter of a mile walk that takes you through greenery and serenity. As you appreciate nature, this tour is also packed full of information. Learn about the Arboretum’s history and stop to view and identify various plants. You can take the tour on Expeditions, the mobile app. Let it guide you as you walk so that you can get the most out of your nature experience. What plants can you spot?
Cold days are quickly approaching. Get outside while you still can! The Arnold Arboretum is the perfect place to spend quality time with your family or time with yourself in solitude. Explore nature. Explore beauty. The Arboretum is the breath of fresh air you didn’t know you needed.
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