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Park with university

By coincidence we found this park and were wondering as to why there would be a landscape park far... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
VinRouge2013
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Leisurely walk

We enjoyed a brief leg stretcher on a warm day, taking only the paved path (he teen had no interest... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Rebecca B
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Mebane, North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

It is encouraging to see so much milkweed that attracts monarchs which we need! It is fun to look closely at the milkweed and flowers because you can find a whole community of various insects like milkweed bugs, butterflies, bees... Such a beautiful, peaceful slice of nature! You can't help but marvel at God's creation and escape the "city" for awhile.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank 65danap
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

It is hard to believe BGSU's Firelands campus is only a half mile south of the busy hwy 2 because you enter a whole different realm when you step out of the car and into the James H. McBride Arboretum. Its sixty or so acres may not be the same size as Dawes or Kirtland, but it is the same in substance. For example, we were amazed to find bald cypress growing so far north. I don't know how they get it to survive. The paved loop around the lake and the longer woodland trail were both immaculate. My only complaint is that the wording on the edges of some of the signs has worn off so you can't read the full name of the species. Admission is free so it is a great place to take the whole family. Even better, it is a great place for both strollers and wheelchairs, and there is plenty of parking.

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Unfortunately it started to rain a soon as we arrived. We walked around one of the lakes, I wish we had been able to explore this place on a warm sunny day. I would like to go back some time.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

The McBride Arboretum is comprised of 58 acres behind Firelands College BGSU, an area filled with hiking and walking trails, three lakes, meadows and savannahs, and formal gardens. Early May features Ohio's largest collection of crab apple trees in blossom, and every month thereafter features colorful formal plantings and wildflowers, gorgeous native tree specimens, examples of restored Ohio prairie lands, as well as programs sponsored by Erie MetroParks. Admission is free, with the arboretum open sunrise to sunset all year. Watch the local media for information about the Arts in the Arboretum series of concerts all summer long. Children love the area, but in the summer do keep them on the trails while walking to avoid the poison ivy!

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank MICHAEL H
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