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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

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Address: 353 E Hanover Ave, Morris Township (for GPS), Morristown, NJ 07960-4077
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This 127-acre preserve, which surrounds a historic Colonial-Revival mansion...

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.

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Quiet and full of nice, manageable trails.

I bring my kids, ages 5-9 to this Arboretum occasionally for some exercise. You'll find a trail of every length. In the Spring/Summer, the place seems much bigger because of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
NJPodroz76
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Morristown, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bring my kids, ages 5-9 to this Arboretum occasionally for some exercise. You'll find a trail of every length. In the Spring/Summer, the place seems much bigger because of the cover from trees, and it is possible to lose your way a bit. However, you won't be lost for long.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully maintained arboretum with regular exhibits. Very child friendly staff. Lots of opportunities for walking or hiking in the nice weather. Free parking on premise. Check their website for current activities.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful mansion and gardens, great to leisurely walk around and enjoy the views and relaxing atmosphere. While the mansion was not open we really enjoyed walking around and enjoying the scenery and taking lots of pictures. This is the sort of place you can return to and enjoy some more. Highly Recommended.

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Motown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A real gem in all seasons They have events going on in the center year round. The cafe is open on the weekends

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Hunterdon Cty
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We tried twice to enter, on a Saturday two days before it closed. At 2:15 and 3:30 both had lines out the door. Then another 60 ft to the entrance inside. It's only $2 to get in, but I can't tell you how many crafters or houses were there. There were a ton of little kids there with parents. So... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Every year our family returns to see the annual Gingerbread House exhibit. It's terrific! Kids of all ages, adults, groups all make gingerbread creations that are remarkably creative. The cost is only $2 to enter, and if you'll pardon the cliche, it really is "fun for all ages." I'm always amazed at what people can make out of candy +... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Arboretum is a fantastic place to visit for a wonderful walk in nature. There are wheelchair-friendly paths and blind-friendly paths and moderately aggressive hiking paths for the more athletic. The rose gardens are lovely. Around every corner you will find a new specialty garden, including one for ferns. There are ponds with small fountains and benches to sit and... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We recently moved within walking distance of the Arboretum and while I had visited many times before the move, it is a treat to be so close and we go often now. I have seen in all seasons and there is always something to please the eye and soothe the soul. The gardens and walks around the open field are... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Gorgeous park, a real hidden gem. Wonderful paths and trails for walking. You can often find exhibitions and flower/plant sales here. Lovely cafe on site. Many events throughout the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Free tours of ginger bread houses made by people all over Morris county. Now is the time to look into participating .. Some are total realistic pieces of art others are made by kids. It's free it takes an hour than vote for your favorite !

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