Fall Hikes at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

Photo provided by Taltree
Photo provided by Taltree

Trained naturalists will lead field trips for groups of children and adults this autumn at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.

“These hikes are a great way to learn about nature with a dedicated naturalist guide. Our guides will lead your group through the best of Taltree and tailor the educational experience to learning standards,” said Maddie Grimm, Director of Education, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.

In October, the Trail of Scarecrows will be on display and the Railway Garden will be haunted with skeletons and spooky fun, all showcased against Taltree’s spectacular array of colorful fall foliage. Children will find little surprises around every corner with the Hobbit Houses in the adventure garden and décor around the arboretum.

Each hike will hold the possibility of meeting wildlife, seeing pumpkins, and exploring the signs of fall. Led by trained staff and volunteers, guests will hike through native prairies, woodlands, and wetlands.

Hikes are approximately 90 minutes long. Pre-registration is required.  Guests should wear comfortable shoes and dress for fall weather.

Youth field trip group rates are $3/student, $5/adult, and teachers are free. Group rate applied for 12 or more students.  Adult group rate is $6/adult for 20 or less people, $5/adult for 21 or more people. Guests can reserve their spot by emailing [email protected] or calling 219-462-0025 and dialing ext. 4 to reach the education department.

Recently voted the Best of the Region, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a beautiful 330-acre oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands, and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes, and exhibits.

Taltree is located at 450 West 100 North, near Valparaiso, Indiana in Northern Indiana, just south of U.S. 30, approximately 15 minutes east of Interstate 65. For more information, visit Taltree.org or follow Taltree on Twitter at @TaltreeArb and Facebook at facebook.com/Taltree.