Winter Fun At The Arboretum

Snow and cold weather doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time indoors. Bundle up and enjoy the winter weather with a winter hike, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at the Holden Arboretum. For updates on weather conditions, call 440.946.4400, ext 224.

Snowshoe Hikes and Rentals

Don’t let deep snow keep you indoors; explore the winter woods with snowshoes. Guest can rent snowshoes at the Corning Visitor Center. Rentals are $5 per two hour period for adults and $2 per two hour period for children 4 to 11.

In addition, we will host pop-up Learn to Snowshoe classes when conditions are optimum for snowshoeing, making it easy to learn how to use snowshoes to explore the grounds. Watch the holdenarb.org homepage and the Holden Arboretum Facebook page for announcements on pop up lessons.

Family snowshoe hikes will also be held, weather permitting, on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21, and President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 18. This a great way for the whole family to get out and explore the winter landscape.

Winter Hikes

When the snow falls, Arboretum crews clear some of the trails surrounding Warren H. Corning Visitor Center making it easy to enjoy a winter walk. Winter has its own beauty, as snow and ice coat the branches of trees. Winter is also a great time to do a little bird watching, as our avian visitors are easier to spot. Check out the bird feeders near the Thayer Building and at Buckeye Bud’s Adventure Wood to see some of the Arboretum’s resident birds up close.

Cross-Country Skiing

Trails are not groomed, but guests are welcome to bring their skis and explore the trails while taking part in this great winter activity. Skiers are encouraged to stop by the Corning Visitor Center to sign in and sign out so that the staff is aware of skiers on the grounds.