If you are looking for that perfect park for every activity, you have landed on the right page! The Morton Arboretum is the place to be for every season! This 1,700 acre full of greenery, trees, and pathways has the heart of Lisle, IL. This is a nature lover’s place to be. It offers captivating scenic routes for the hiker, biker, or driver. And it is fun for all ages as the park has no age limits here, from 0 to 100, this park has it all.
The Morton Arboretum has a very strong educational focus which engages both kids and adults. It opens up the desire to learn more and share that passion with your children.
The Children’s Garden is a great start! As soon as we walk into the park, that is the first place we go. You are greeted by friendly staff and welcomed into the garden with great reading information, along with beautiful landscaping.
Let’s talk kid talk. Playgrounds. There are a few different play areas where the kids can be kids; climb, jump, and be loud. And areas where you can sit and delight in the beauty of some of the tallest sunflowers or the brightest tulips. In the summer, my kids like to dip their little toes into the ponds or rushing water creeks to cool off during a hot day. Whatever the age and activity, there is fun for everyone. Be sure to bring a hat, comfy shoes, and some water bottles!
After the Children’s Garden, we like to get lost in the famous hedge wall maze. There is a lookout that you find within the maze. Once you get on top, the view is amazing. This is one thing you do not want to miss when your visit the Morton Arboretum. I warn you, stay close to your running children, because you will lose them and then end up shouting their name over and over again until you find them. Let’s just say I underestimated this maze.
If you think spring and summer is gorgeous, wait till you see fall at the Morton Arboretum. Yellow, red, and orange leaves fill the forests. The beautiful colors are breathtaking. This is when we venture out by car into the deep woods with the windows down, music off. Just listen to the birds chirping, and the buzzing cicadas.
Either by car or bike, you will see the preserved forest in all of its beauty. Make sure to stop at one or more areas of interest and walk by foot into the woods. My tip is to take some bug spray with you because the mosquitoes are no joke.
If you are in Lisle, IL during the fall, this is a must-visit.
One of the most known places to hold the best winter lights show is right here! That’s right, the most beautifully decorated winter wonderland with a light show. Spark that winter cheer with some amazing lights to warm up your heart. Your kids will not forget these moments so bring them for an unforgettable time.
The park is great for any time of the year, rain or shine, it has purpose and value for everyone. So come here and enjoy a day with your loved ones! You will not regret coming here!