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ENJOY THE OUTDOORS | Fill Your Summer with Shady Places with these Fun Event at the Arboretum


LISLE–Take advantage of the Arboretum's shade-filled spots to sit and enjoy peaceful summer days. Several trails offer well-placed benches or a quiet clearing to observe the sights, smells, and sounds of summer. One of the most serene trails can be found off the main path in the Conifer Collection on the East Side. As you walk the trail you'll encounter cypress, pine, ginkgo, and yew. Head off-trail for a closer look at the trees that interest you.

This Weekend - Wine and Art Walk Shop for nature-themed art while you sip wine and stroll along Meadow Lake at the Wine and Art Walk on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22. Browse the juried art show featuring photography, woodturning, jewelry, painting, ceramics, fused glass, and more. The Wine and Art Walk is included in Arboretum admission. Advance timed-tickets* are required. Visit the website to plan your trip this weekend. Registration Open - Fall Color 5K Run and Walk Tap into your inner tree champion at The Morton Arboretum's annual Fall Color 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, October 2. The scenic, rolling course leads you through the fresh autumn air and tree-filled scenery. Celebrate your finish with live music, recovery food, and a complimentary beer for participants who are 21+ at the post-race party. Registrants have three options to choose from: Shotgun Start, Open Start, or a Virtual 5K. Visit the website to learn more and register for the race.

*Timed-entry member passes are not required for President’s Council or Thornhill Society members. Interested in joining the President’s Council or Thornhill Society? Learn more.

SOURCE: Morton Arboretum / Copyright Morton Arboretum 2021


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