A Little Time and a Keyboard: Scarecrow Trail and Fall Colors at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois

Scarecrow Trail and Fall Colors at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois

Monday, October 9, 2017

Scarecrow  Trail at The Morton Arboretum

Fall colors are popping and scarecrows are dotting the trail at Morton Arboretum! October is always a beautiful month to visit the arboretum, so we seized on the wonderful weather this past weekend and made a visit. This particular visit was exceptionally momentous because I am fighting a terrible cold and I have not been hiking in nearly a month! The cold has eased up just in time to enjoy some glorious colors popping up among the trees!

Fall colors popping up at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois
Fall colors popping up!
Every October, The Morton Arboretum is home to the Scarecrow Trail full of fun and sometimes spooky creations crafted by local scout and elementary school groups. Visitors can walk the trail and vote for their favorite.

Walking The Scarecrow Trail at Morton Arboretum

Visiting the Scarecrow Trail is always interesting because you never know where creative minds will lead!

Super Girl Scarecrow
Super Girl!
The trail is easily walkable along Meadow Lake near the Visitor Center.

Mini Groot Scarecrow at Morton Arboretum
Mini Groot Scarecrow 
Our favorite was Mini Groot! Adorable and really fits in with the surroundings.

We all have a standard concept of a scarecrow, so it was refreshing to see interesting takes like the caterpillar.

Love this artist scarecrow! So many fun interpretations!

Pumpkins and gourds add to the atmosphere!

After viewing the scarecrows, we went off to the Thornhill Center to hike on some trails in that area. During the weekends, the trails nearest to the Visitor Center tend to be the busiest. So, we like to move in a different direction for more peaceful hiking. I am glad that we did because we did find color popping up. Some trees were entirely ensconced in red, orange and yellow!

Fall colors around a lake at Morton Arboretum
Fall colors around a lake.
After some hiking in this area, we drove to the other side of the arboretum and discovered more fall colors over there.

Plenty of trees are still awaiting their fall transformations. So, there are many fall colors to come. But, don't wait too long. As my grandma says, "A hard rain will bring them all down." So, visit soon and visit often! Next weekend will be a particularly fun one -- October 11-15 is the Glass Pumpkin Patch. What a beautiful and fun place to visit in the fall!

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1 comment

  1. I love it when places add an artist element to their attraction! Love the Hungry Caterpillar!