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  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 4-10

    Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.
  • FIRST SIGNS OF FALL COLOR APPEAR AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees begin changing from green to a palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.
  • The best hikes to see fall color

    Looking for a special spot to experience the height of fall color? Check out these staff suggestions for the best places to enjoy the color of autumn leaves.
  • Find unique fall color at the Arb

    Some of the area’s best and most unique fall color can be found at the Arboretum this October; our Fall Color Scout offers viewing tips.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM USHERS IN THE SEASON WITH FALL COLORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, FUN FALL ACTIVITIES

    This fall, The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres of trees will again reveal stunning colors, expected to draw thousands of leaf-peepers from around the region. The Arboretum’s collection includes trees from 40 different countries, for intense fall color that visitors can’t see anywhere else in the area. Visitors this October can also enjoy tasty fall food and see the Scarecrow Trail, a series of scarecrows created by local Boy and Girl Scouts.
  • EXPERIENCE CHAMBER MUSIC IN A CLASSIC SETTING THIS WINTER AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    Be swept away by classical chamber music this winter, performed in The Morton Arboretum’s historic Thornhill Education Center. Enjoy intimate, Sunday afternoon concerts while overlooking a scenic vista, followed by a reception where guests can meet with each other and the musicians.