Willowwood Arboretum: Far Hills, NJ

A beautiful mix of gardens, meadows and forests, Willowwood Arboretum is home to more than 3,500 plant species. We love the variety here – from daffodil fields to bamboo forests, cherry blossoms to towering Norway Spruce, Willowwood Arboretum is breathtakingly beautiful, peaceful, and fun. Adjacent to the parking lot are tons of daffodils just beggingContinue reading “Willowwood Arboretum: Far Hills, NJ”

Spring at Reeves-Reade Arboretum: Summit, NJ

Spring has sprung at Reeves-Reade Arboretum! We visited earlier this week to take a peek at the daffodil bowl. After reading the featured story on the storybook trail and admiring the hummingbird sculpture, we stumbled upon Peter’s Pond, a tranquil little spot to watch goldfish swim. Tucked behind the pond are a few picnic tablesContinue reading “Spring at Reeves-Reade Arboretum: Summit, NJ”

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”

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”

Lasdon Park and Arboretum: Katonah, NY

My sons LOVE dinosaurs, so when a Park Mama reader recommended Lasdon Park and Arboretum for its small, but epic, dinosaur garden, we couldn’t wait to explore it! A scenic drive along the Taconic Parkway hinted of fall – golden and crimson leaves were already peeking through and the nip of cool air as weContinue reading “Lasdon Park and Arboretum: Katonah, NY”

Laurelwood Arboretum: Wayne Township, NJ

My 4 year old exclaimed: “Mama, I want to see a deer today!” I read about recent deer sightings at Laurelwood Arboretum, so we packed up the kiddos and crossed our fingers for a deer encounter. As luck would have it, we spotted 6 deer here – 4 adults and 2 fawns – and oneContinue reading “Laurelwood Arboretum: Wayne Township, NJ”