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Hike at Holden Arboretum

Spring is a lovely time to visit the Holden Arboretum ~ The wild flowers are up and trees are starting to blossom!

Since this is the weekend of their annual plant sale, admission is discounted, and those who are interested can browse after the hike for plants and talk to the experts about ways to enhance home landscaping.

Featured at the sale will be woody plants, perennials, annuals, herbs, container plants, garden accessories and wood crafts, plus Holden nursery propagated wildflower varieties and homemade jellies and jams.

GATE ADMISSION: $3.00

Dress for the weather; be prepared for creek crossings and mud.

Meet us at 10 in front of the left entrance to Corning Center, where the benches are.

We will hike the Old Valley Trail and the Pierson Creek Loop. This is not an extreme hike, but I would not rate it as easy, either! It will involve some stairs (33+174+17+12+96 to be exact), 2 creek crossings and lots of ups and downs. Holden classifies both trails as "rugged."

The entire distance covered will be around 5 miles. I plan to take it at a moderate pace, allowing time to enjoy the scenery and take pictures... probably about a 2-hour hike.

Those who do not wish to hike the distance are free to simply wander the grounds : )

 


 

 

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  • Lillie

    It was a perfect day............thanks Lynda.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Lynda

    I enjoyed seeing you all--I think we stuck together really well! Thanks for joining me :-)

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Timothy T.

    it is such a treasure to have close by.....

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great hike, perfect weather and good company! Thanks Linda!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Brad

    Awesome hike today. Thank you Lynda!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Mary

    Sorry other plans but have an awesome day. Great idea to hike at Holden. Maybe hike Lakeview one Sat am. .great flowers and trees too.

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've never been to a meetup before but this looks fun :-)

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    still planning on being there, but won't be able to make the start time. I'll try to find you all along the trail.

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • APENIMON -.

    Have a great time!

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun. I would like to bring my dog Banzai.

    May 2, 2013

  • sue

    Sorry to miss this, it will be beautiful! Son's OSU graduation this wkend : )

    2 · April 30, 2013

    • Debbie

      Congrats to Ross, and to his mom! Have a wonderful weekend with your family, Sue!

      1 · April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had originally planned on attending, but I double booked myself. I hope everyone really enjoys themselves.

    April 30, 2013

    • Lynda

      Thanks, Sydney; sorry you won't be there.

      1 · April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I changed to "no" because I may not be able to make it.

    April 29, 2013

    • Lynda

      Thanks for updating your rsvp.

      April 30, 2013

  • Robin

    It's free this weekend

    April 27, 2013

  • Sandi H.

    Wow! Thanks for posting. We will be bring out cameras.

    April 22, 2013

  • Brad

    Bummed to miss this as this is the perfect time of year to visit Holden. The blooms should be gorgeous!

    April 20, 2013

    • Lynda

      Sorry Brad - You'll be missed. We just have to get our schedules in sync! ;-)

      April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awe! My daughter's birthday party is the same day! Grrr....

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun. I would like to bring my dog Banzai.

    April 11, 2013

    • Lynda

      Dogs are allowed everywhere except the wildflower garden.

      April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this one!

    2 · April 11, 2013

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