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“Beginning of spring”

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Morristown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 127-acre preserve, which surrounds a historic Colonial-Revival mansion and its formal gardens, offers self-guided nature trails with all trees and shrubs labeled as reference.
Reviewed November 6, 2013

This park like setting is a great place for a walk .There are many acres of beautiful nature settings -every months -different flowers ,shrubs and trees are in bloom.Nice place for a picnic lunch.Great picture opportunities,bring your camera...

1  Thank Wenovo
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

It smelled like something died under the grate at the entrance and as I walked over, I could hear rats. Pressing on up past the barn, the beauty begins. There were still a number of things in bloom, but in general, I wouldn't expect to spend more than 2 hours here. I tried to bike the Patriots Path, but tree roots and missing pavement made this unsafe for my road bike. It is a peaceful and pretty location. There are two main buildings to visit. Themed gardens were also nice. I didn't feel the need to take pictures though. There just wasn't enough to bother. It's something to do for free in the afternoon, but I wouldn't drive hours to get there.

Thank Genny164
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

This attraction is located right in front of the Country Library along Hanover Rd, I believe. I normally frequent the place when I need to get away from everything...bring a book or camera and need to get lost somewhere close and quiet. The garden is well tended... the flora changes with the season. A good place to linger if you have nothing to do. Bring a picnic basket, and food and drink of course after that it's time to snooze. One of my many weaknesses.

Thank AHomeawayfromhome1
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

A Definite stop if you are in Morristown area. Very lovely. Free and plenty of free parking.
For us, not worth a separate trip as we are near Longwood gardens in Pa. Nice paths through woodlands. The formal garden were nice with many photo opps. They do offer a map, but we found it a little confusing, Signage could be better. A nice exhibit outside on hot peppers. Plan about 2 hours. Make it part of your day with other local attractions such as Morris museum, Jockey Hollow, town of Morristown. Most areas seemed to be wheelchair accessible. Very nice.

Thank DJMAN5
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Frelinghuysen Arboretum is absolutely beautiful, free and has lots of parking year round. No matter what the season, you will be immersed in the natural beauty on these estate grounds and gardens. For the adventuresome, there are walking paths along the stream through the forests, fields and meadows. You can take the mile long wooded pathway to historic Acorn Hall and tour the victorian mansion and gardens there of the Morris County Historic Society. The mansion at the arboretum is not open for tours, but you can bring a picnic blanket and bask on the uncrowded, peaceful lawn. Check for their outdoor concert schedules. Excellent and clean restroom facilities. Many low cost or free programs available for adults and children in the education center. Don't miss the gingerbread house exhibit held each year around early December. You will be surprised by these awesome creations of imagination.

1  Thank Janet C
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