Holden Arboretum Easy Peasy, Photo/Social Hike

Come join us as we explore the many different flower gardens at a relaxed easy pace. We will stop to take pictures, smell the flowers and otherwise have an enjoyable time without the pressure of keeping to a fast pace.

Admission to the Arboretum is $10 for non-members but trust me, if you never have visited Holden Arboretum before you are in for a treat. It is worth every penny. Holden is open from 9am-5pm so please feel free to explore on your own before or after the group hike.

Pace: Easy Peasy

Length: About 3 miles but able to be made as short or long as you desire.

Children: Children are Welcome

Dogs: Dogs are welcome at The Holden Arboretum. With more than 20 miles of walking and hiking trails through the gardens and natural areas, there are plenty of places to explore with your pet. Please remember to keep your canine companions on a leash while visiting. Guests should also remember that the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden is a dog-free zone.

At Holden, cultivated gardens come alive with color in the spring; cool forest trails offer a respite from the summer heat; woodlands are set ablaze with rich hues of fall; and paths lead you deep into the beauty of the winter woods.

Named as an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society, with more than 20 miles of hiking trails, Holden is a haven for bird watchers as well hikers, gardeners and nature enthusiasts.

Covering 3,600 acres, The Holden Arboretum is among the largest arboreta in the United States. Documenting more than 120,000 plants, Holden’s horticultural focus is on a recognized collection of trees and shrubs, which are displayed in gardens accompanied by groundcovers and perennials, and in themed collections. We collect and display a diversity of plants and trees for evaluation and educational purposes, in order to convey sustainable plant choices recommended for our region. By sustainable, we mean plants that are adapted to our soils and climatic extremes, free from chronic diseases and significant pests, and non-invasive of natural areas. Plants include rhododendrons, magnolias, maples, conifers, nut trees, wildflowers, lilacs and viburnums. A visitor center, reference library and picnic area are on the grounds. Holden connects people with nature for inspiration and enjoyment, fosters learning and promotes conservation.

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  • Debbie

    Great meetup. Very nice people and beautiful place!!

    1 · June 1

  • Timothy T.

    another great hike

    1 · June 1

  • Deborah S.

    Great hike. Enjoyed the rhododendron garden

    1 · May 31

  • Debbie

    Thanks for organizing the hike Liz ! Weather was just beautiful & such a nice group !!

    3 · May 31

  • Bill D

    great group of people, good weather at a lovely place

    2 · May 31

  • Liz B

    Thanks everyone for coming out! We couldn't of asked for a more perfect day to hike.

    3 · May 31

  • Geoffrey k.

    beautiful day, perfect pace, friendly people. priceless!!!!!!! it was nice meeting everyone, I hope to see you on future walks. thank you!

    2 · May 31

  • Kathy S.

    Great Meetup, beautiful day!

    2 · May 31

  • Sonny B

    That was fun Liz. Look forward to future hikes. Take care!

    2 · May 31

  • Liz B

    I am here as well, we are meeting behind the visitor's center at the picnic tables

    May 31

  • Angela C.

    Got my coupon yesterday and was really excited about this hike. Woke up with a sinus headache :-( Hopefully there will be another hike there. Enjoy!

    May 31

  • Timothy T.

    Arrived early to do some writing behind the visitors center at the big table...

    May 31

  • A former member
    A former member

    There's a deal through Living Social for the purchase of adult admission to Holden Arboretum for $5.00. I thought you guys might be interested. https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1145001-arboretum-admission-for-one-adult?ref=share-post_purchase-copy_box-web-deals&rui=143909511&rpi=161695659

    The fine print says tax and gratuity are not included as well as: Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts
    Limit 1 per customer per visit. Admission is free for children 5 and under. Not valid for special events
    Entire value must be used in a single visit.

    3 · May 20, 2014

  • Jeff

    Duh! Helps to read first.

    May 30

  • Jeff

    Can you bring your pooch?

    May 30

  • Debbie

    Thanks Katie for letting us know about the deal through Living Social. I just purchased mine. Maybe it is just for today, but I got mine for only $4.00. Looking forward to the hike tomorrow. I haven't been on a hike with a meetup group in a while.

    1 · May 30

  • Mark K.

    Heel spurs stink/sucks! When taking shower close drain in tub. It's works. Good luck!

    May 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to change my RSVP to no, but is really a maybe. I have a heel spur that is acting up, if it is not hurting too bad in the morning, I will be there. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    May 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    Liz - I have 2 people coming with me. I wasn't able to amend my reservation to add them, but unless I hear otherwise, I'll assume that's okay (hopefully!).

    1 · May 27

    • Liz B

      That's fine Katie!

      1 · May 27

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      May 27

  • Rani S.

    Sorry I just saw that kids are Welcomed. Silly Me!!!

    April 8, 2014

  • Rani S.

    Are kids Welcomed on this hike??

    April 8, 2014

  • Scott S.

    I'm coming from Salem area if anyone is alone the way Id be willing to pick ya up and drop ya back off when done.

    April 6, 2014

  • Liz B

    If anyone lives in the Parma/Parma Heights area and would like to car pool let me know. I can fit three others in my car.

    1 · April 6, 2014

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