Suburban Excursion: Morton Arboretum

When I was a kid growing up in the western suburbs, once in a while my parents would drive us through the Morton Arboretum along its two dull, looping roads. My mother would look out the window and say marveling things like,

4 Comments so far

  1. EgoKitten (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2005 @ 10:53 am

    The Arboretum is one of my favorite spots outside the city. It’s great in any weather, any season. The key to really enjoy it is to leave the car in the parking lot and walk. The hiking paths lead you to places that those in their cars will never see …


  2. nikkos (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2005 @ 10:56 am

    Are there bike paths thoughout the arboretum?


  3. Jennifer Roche (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2005 @ 12:13 pm

    No on the biking and on dogs or rollerblades or other sports activities for that matter.

    They really do treat it as a tree musuem and not a park, which can be a drag, but once you get used to it, you find you regard the trees in a new manner, too.

    Egokitten is so right about getting out of your car and walking around in any season.

    Also, if you go, I’d recommend heading to the west side first because it is away from the visitor’s center and has prettier stream and lake features, I think.


  4. nikkos (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2005 @ 12:54 pm

    Thanks for the tips!



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