The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower
UPDATE: The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower will open to the public on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The Canopy and Tower are open from 10-5PM with the last entry at 4:45PM and face masks are required for entry.
The 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 Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower are now included with membership and general admission.
Average Visit Time and Distance to Structures
The average time it takes to enjoy the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours from the time you enter the grounds. Guests of the structures may enjoy the tower and canopy walk experience up to 30 minutes at each destination, allowing ample time to relax and enjoy the views.
The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Tower are both less than a mile from the Corning Visitor Center. The Canopy Walk is located about six-tenths of a mile from the Corning Visitor Center. The Kalberer Tower is about one-half mile from the Corning Visitor Center. A round trip visit from the Corning Visitor Center to both structures is just over a mile in distance.
For your safety, the structures may need to close during severe weather conditions, including thunderstorms, high winds and snow.
There are a few instances when the structures will be undergoing routine maintenance and may be closed for a certain period of time. Watch for announcements on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Accessibility and Dogs
The Murch Canopy Walk wheelchair-accessible up to the first platform. The remaining suspension bridges and platforms are wide enough to be accessed by some wheelchairs. Working service animals for the disabled are allowed on the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower, however other pets are not permitted.
The Holden Arboretum is a living museum, kept beautiful and healthy for research, enjoyment, and learning. We ask all visitors to help the Arboretum continue nurturing the exhibits, grounds, trees, and plants in our care. For the health of our visitors, we are a smoke and vapor-free environment.