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The Holden Arboretum, Kirtland

4.8
#1 of 19 in Parks in Lake County
Must see · Garden · Hiking Trail
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Covering over 3,600 acres, The Holden Arboretum is a living museum that promotes the importance of trees and woody plants. Visitors can walk through themed public gardens and explore over 20 miles of hiking trails. Picnic areas are available and a children's play area will keep the little ones entertained as they reconnect with nature. Tours and guided hikes are available and dogs on leashes are welcome.

We envision a Northeast Ohio where trees, forests and gardens provide maximum ecological and social benefits to our communities. To that end our programs and activities promote growing trees and communities, conserving native forests and engaging children with nature.
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  • A wonderful very large arboretum with many many trails. There is something for everyone. Wetlands-Flower Gardens-Woodlands. Interactive displays for kids. To see everything takes awhile. There’s... 
    A wonderful very large arboretum with many many trails. There is something for everyone. Wetlands-Flower Gardens-Woodlands. Interactive displays for kids. To see everything takes awhile. There’s...  more »
  • What a beautiful place! A bit of a drive east of Downtown Cleveland but worth it. Tons of beautiful flower gardens, grassy spaces, lakes, and forests. Native plants and shady places. Murch Canopy... 
    What a beautiful place! A bit of a drive east of Downtown Cleveland but worth it. Tons of beautiful flower gardens, grassy spaces, lakes, and forests. Native plants and shady places. Murch Canopy...  more »
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  • Awesome place to get out and explore, hold an event, or just visit any season! It's awesome to walk the gardens in the different seasons, the restrooms are clean, and safe feeling. It is a huge place so plan some time, or multiple visits and you may want to bring some lunch! They have vending machines with several options, and a small gift shop. There is plenty of room for bringing a picnic lunch, and saw at least one charcoal grill by a shelter. The gardens are beautiful, and filled with surprises from the wildlife, to all the trees, and flowers! Plenty of benches to take a rest most shaded, some picture perfect spots to rest and take it all in also. Some of the trails are a little warm in the sun, but also a good choice of shaded trails as well. They are pet friendly but no pets on any structures. We did not try the walk or tower this time but minimal crowds there this spring! The paths are easily walkable, and seemed stroller/wheelchair friendly in most places...obviously excluding the wooded trails, etc. I highly recommend coming to see the Holden Arboretum!
  • A 100% must visit if you love flowers, lakes, and nature trails. Super clean and well kept, with lots of short trails any member of the family could complete as a chill stroll through some lovely flowers along tiny lakes scattered throughout the park. Along each trail there are quaint wooden benches to rest. There are lots of geese and fish in each of the tiny lakes, and there are some canopy areas for larger groups. The prices are not that bad and if needed reserved areas can be booked for special occassions. The restrooms are some of the cleanest I've seen and they allow pets provided you clean up after them. Their picnic and BBQ grilling area is really lovely as well, with lots of tables under some shaded trees along a small lake. The weekends are probably thr busiest, but still worth the scenic drive to get there. Their friendly staff are all amazing as well. 100% recommend!

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