Thielke Arboretum: Glen Rock, NJ

Last weekend, we visited Thielke Arboretum in Glen Rock. It’s super small and carpeted with more leaves than are on the trees now, but it was still fun with virtually no one there. There’s a cute storybook trail about a scarecrow, and there’s an adorable natural play area complete with tree stump stepping stones thatContinue reading “Thielke Arboretum: Glen Rock, NJ”

Reeves-Reade Arboretum: Summit, NJ

When we’re not adventuring, you can find us cuddled up with a good book, so when we discovered that the red trail at Reeves-Reede Arboretum was a storybook trail that led to a fun teepee, well, that was just the best of both worlds. There’s a few arboretums across the Garden State that feature storybookContinue reading “Reeves-Reade Arboretum: Summit, NJ”

Watchung Reservation Sensory Friendly Trail: Mountainside, NJ

We visited Watchung Reservation’s Sensory Friendly Trail today with our 2 year old and 4 year old after hearing such wonderful things about it from other local families. Wow, what a cool place! It’s wheelchair accessible, stroller friendly, offers educational signage with audio and Braille, and is a short little 0.3 mile loop just perfectContinue reading “Watchung Reservation Sensory Friendly Trail: Mountainside, NJ”

Frelinghuysen Arboretum: Morris Township, NJ

Peaceful. Vibrant. Colorful. Educational. Fun. That’s how I would describe Frelinghuysen Arboretum. We went on a scarecrow scavenger hunt through gardens bursting with fresh produce destined for thoughtful donation to those in need. Woodland trails – both gravel and paved – were drenched in sunlight and, much to our surprise this late in the season,Continue reading “Frelinghuysen Arboretum: Morris Township, NJ”