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Winter Blooms

Yellow witch hazel blooms
Witch hazel brightens even the gloomiest days

If you are looking for a place to get some Winter sun surrounded by the beauty of Winter blooms, look no further than our state’s arboretum, Morris Arboretum. Located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Morris Arboretum has something for every nature lover, and acres of open green space for children to run and play.


I don’t include Morris Arboretum in my 60 Hikes book, simply because it costs money to go inside, and I tried my best to make all of the hikes in the book free. And, they are, except in Delaware where one has to pay to park to visit the state parks. Other than that, all the hikes in the book are as free as the wind, as access to nature should be.


But even though I didn’t include it in the book, I absolutely adore Morris Arboretum. From its grove of dawn redwood trees, to the stately champion katsura tree, the arboretum is always gorgeous. Even in winter.


And this year’s wacky weather has brought Spring to the Delaware Valley early this year, and there are signs of Spring popping up everywhere at the arboretum. So, if you are looking for a dose of sun, trees, and flowers, Morris might just be the place to go.

Morris Arboretum is close to the many trails at Wissahickon Valley Park, several of which are featured in 60 Hikes. Check it out!


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