Morris Arboretum’s Wellness Walks Are Back, Beginning in November

Get outside, get some exercise! Morris Arboretum guides intend to keep you moving with the popular Wellness Walks beginning November 5 at 10:30 am.  Arboretum Wellness Walks encourage visitors to step outside and pump up their heart rate by walking the Arboretum’s paved paths, in a beautiful, safe environment. Wellness Walks are offered every Saturday morning at 10:30, November 5 through March 25.  What better way to gain energy for the day! Walkers meet at the Visitors Center wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, ready to walk two mile-long loops on the paved paths.  Guides point out some of the Arboretum’s specimen trees and other distinctive features along the way, but there is no stopping to smell the roses, so to speak. The walk lasts for approximately 45 minutes to an hour, and walkers are welcome to continue on their own afterward.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. The arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also the official arboretum of Pennsylvania. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.  Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm (Apr-Oct).  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm.  For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.

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