Trails at Holden Arboretum

The Holden Arboretum has miles and miles of trails to discover and explore. Whether you are in the mood for a hike through a woodland forest, a walk around a lake, walks through blooming gardens (or all three!) we have the experiences for you.

Explore our trails below:

Conifer Trail

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a meadow walk through our conifer collection. View stunning vistas and field nesting birds on this trail south of the Rhododendron Layer Garden heading towards the Conifer Collection.


Blueberry Pond Trail

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Walk among Bald Cypress trees, bay berry bushes, Ponderosa Pines, and a variety of native trees and bushes just west of the Wildflower Garden. This is a great area for families to observe aquatic wildlife and play in nature.


Old Valley Trail

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a Wooded Ridge walk near Pierson Creek with spring wildflowers on the Offutt Boardwalk.


Woodland Trail

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

West of the Wildflower Garden and Blueberry Pond, walk among native trees on our Woodland Trail. Enjoy a self-guided journey through the woods. Pick up a brochure at the Corning Visitor Center or at the start of the trail. Stop and relax at Meditation Point along the way.


Bole Woods Loop

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Walk through a mature beech-maple forest. Look out for large Beech (Fagus americana) and Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) trees and  Tulip (Liriodendron tulipifera) trees. Deer and turkeys like this area.


Corning Lake Trail

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Explore the shoreline of Corning Lake and Fordham Island, which are just south of the Display Garden. This trail leads you through a great birding spot, particularly warblers during migration in May, and even some migratory ducks.

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