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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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Calm, Beautiful and Relaxing Attraction

Morris County hidden treasure, "Frelinghuysen Arboretum" There are miles of trails to walk, you can relax on a blanket, read your favorite book on a park bench or play catch in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Morris County hidden treasure, "Frelinghuysen Arboretum" There are miles of trails to walk, you can relax on a blanket, read your favorite book on a park bench or play catch in the open areas.

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property was crawling with gardeners making the grounds so beautiful. One mom had her young daughter in dress for First Communion to take pictures there. Very spread out for leisurely strolls and plants well-marked. Free to the public!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overall peacefulness will bring you the calmness that you've been searching for! A big surprise!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The arboretum is a beautiful spot for a walk. Beautiful gardens and nice place to go for a long, peaceful walk.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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Reviewed 25 January 2017

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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Reviewed 17 January 2017 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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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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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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