What to See & Do

Holden Arboretum

Visiting Holden Forests & Gardens is a captivating way to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you want to experience a rotating roster of seasonal activities or retread your favorite attractions, we’re excited to be your destination to learn, explore, and grow.

Winter at Holden Arboretum
Snowshoeing - 20 miles of trails

Snowshoeing – 20 miles of trails

Stop by the Corning Visitor Center and rent snowshoes for the day, or bring your own. Our 20+ miles of trails and over 3,000 acres are open for exploring via snowshoes anytime more than six inches of snow accumulates. Feel free to call the Holden Arboretum for updates.

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Winter Birding at the Arboretum 

Winter Birding at the Arboretum 

The forests and gardens transition into a pristine, white canvas in winter – an ideal backdrop for spotting many types of birds that spend the winter on the property. Print our guide for tracking the birds you see along the way!

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Things to see and do at Holden Arboretum

Whether you’re a budding plant-lover or a deep-rooted botanist, our beautiful campuses have something for everyone—any time of year. Learn more about our grounds (and the evergreen enjoyment they provide) below.

Kalberer Emergent Tower

ClosedClosed today

The Emergent Tower is 120 feet (or approximately 12 stories) tall, which allows for a breathtaking, unrivaled view of the surrounding area—guests can see all the way to Lake Erie.

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Murch Canopy Walk

ClosedClosed today

The Canopy Walk invites guests to stroll along a 500-foot-long elevated walkway that rises 65 feet above the forest floor. Walk amongst the treetops and appreciate nature from an entirely new perspective.

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Buckeye Bud’s Adventure Woods

OpenOpen today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a wonderfully whimsical playground where kids can hop, jump, and limbo their way through the balance logs, put on a performance at the Nature Theater, or play a game or two of tic tac toe.

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Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden

OpenOpen today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where Ohio’s native plants call home.

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Eliot and Linda Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden

OpenOpen today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn something new, everywhere you look.

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Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden

OpenOpen today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Twenty acres of awe-inspiring sights.

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Display Garden

OpenOpen today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Be inspired and awed.

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Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden

OpenOpen today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

See the wonders of nature at work.

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Corning Library

OpenOpen today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

All are welcome to browse, read, relax and enjoy the Warren H. Corning Library. Sit and enjoy the scenery, grab a magazine, or let your children explore our Kids’ Corner! Our collection focuses on trees and shrubs, ecology, woodlot management, forest farming and sustainability, native plants, and conservation.

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Little Mountain

Formerly the site of resort hotels where Cleveland’s wealthy residents escaped the summer heat, Little Mountain is now home to towering white pines, diverse plant communities, unique geological formations, and abundant wildlife.

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Stebbins Gulch

Stebbins Gulch is the crown jewel of The Holden Arboretum’s extensive natural areas and is one of the most unspoiled natural history preserves in Northeast Ohio.

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More to See and Do

With so much land to explore, this is just the start of all that Holden Forests & Gardens offers. Learn more about some of our other most popular attractions:

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