Maple Grove Holds Fall Tree Festival at Arboretum
Maple Grove is holding its first ever Fall Tree Festival this year at the Arboretum located on Fernbrook Lane. Members of the Arbor Committee say the festival takes the place of the annual Arbor Day Event. The event was canceled due to COVID-19.
The Fall Tree Festival includes three fun aspects to enjoy the beautiful fall colors.
The first activity is a tour of a selection of trees hand picked by the Maple Grove Arbor Committee. Visitors can see the Angel of Hope along the way and finish the tour by enjoying the waterfall at the north end of the arboretum.
Residents can also participate in a scavenger hunt that takes them to notable public places throughout the city.
The last activity involves visiting the Forest Preservation Area located along Vicksburg Lane. The preservation contains over 130 acres of mature forest with trials throughout.
“I’m not sure people realize just how rich Maple Grove is in natural resources,” said Sarah Picket, a member of the Maple Grove Arbor Committee. “I think it’s important for people to really understand some of the valuable resources we have and hopefully learn a little bit more about them and want to preserve them.”
The Fall Tree Festival goes until Oct. 11.
Picket said people can enjoy and tour the areas throughout the year. She also added that Fall Tree Festival could potentially happen again next year.