Fall Fun Guide


Two people walking on a trail covered in fall colored leaves



Leaf Trail

As Northeast Ohio’s trees begin to change color, now is the perfect time to sharpen your leaf and tree identification skills! Pick up a brochure at the arboretum and follow the Leaf Trail, an immersive autumn leaf identification activity. Learn how to identify the trees around you by collecting leaves and organizing them by their characteristics, as well as identifying 28 deciduous trees, including tuliptrees, dawn redwoods and golden weeping willows, marked with numbered tags on the grounds. Free with admission. For more information, click here.

Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower

Experience fall color from a new perspective at the arboretum. The Murch Canopy Walk invites guests on a 500-foot-long elevated walkway that is built 65 feet above the forest floor. The Emergent Tower is 120 feet or approximately 12 stories tall and provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding area all the way to Lake Erie. Visiting the structures are now included with membership and general admission. For more information, click here.

Tilt-a-Whirl Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork – twisting mazes, towering castles and hedges full of faces – have been featured in more than 300 locations around the world from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States. This is the first time he is coming to Northeast Ohio–straight to the Holden Arboretum, with this unique outdoor experience now open. The towering Tilt-a-Whirl sculpture was crafted from willow branches, creating arches, cubbies and curves for guests to explore. For details, click here.

Reservations to visit the grounds are required. For visitation information, click here.

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