Arnold Arboretum Lilac Path - Guided Walk with Ample Access Outdoors

Sat May 04 2024 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University | Boston

Ample Access Outdoors
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Arnold Arboretum Lilac Path - Guided Walk with Ample Access Outdoors
Join Ample Access Outdoors for a guided walk through Arnold Arboretum's Lilac Collection - perfect for all to enjoy!
About this Event

Arnold Arboretum Lilac Path - Guided Walk

Join Ample Access Outdoors for a guided walk through Arnold Arboretum's Lilac Collection, which has over 400 lilac bushes representing 175 different kinds of lilacs. This intentionally slow-paced walk is perfect for nature lovers looking to enjoy the outdoors surrounded by blooming lilacs. The path is paved with benches placed along the path. Come join us and discover the beauty of nature in the company of a welcoming and inclusive community!

About Ample Access Outdoors: An outdoor recreation organization dedicated to making nature accessible and enjoyable for individuals living in marginalized bodies. We aim to break down societal barriers and foster a love of nature within a diverse community, focusing on inclusivity, adaptability, and safety.

Location: Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130. Meet outside the Hunnewell Building at 10:00 a.m.

Parking: General parking is available along the Arborway, Bussey Street, and Walter Street. Parking spaces designated for visitors with disabilities will be available along Arborway at both Arborway Gate and Forest Hills Gate.

Public Transporation: The closest T-station is Forest Hills. From the Forest Hills station, cross Washington Street, walk two minutes up Arborway, and enter the Arboretum through the Forest Hills Gate on your left. The lilac collection is about a five-minute walk from the Forest Hills Gate, or a 15-minute walk from the Arborway Gate.

Accessible Restrooms: Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available at the Hunnewell Building at 125 Arborway. Wheelchair-accessible portable restrooms are located near the Arborway Gate and at the base of Peters Hill (on the main loop near the Peters Hill Gate).

Wheelchairs: A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at information tents in four locations: in front of the Hunnewell Visitor Center, inside the Forest Hills Gate, inside the Centre Street Gate, and inside the Bussey Street Gate. They may not be reserved in advance. Contact [email protected] if you need a volunteer to push you in your wheelchair or need any additional accommodations.

Blind/Low Vision: Contact [email protected] for accommodations.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Contact [email protected] for accommodations.

Service Animals: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are welcome in the Arnold Arboretum landscape as well as in the Visitor Center located in the Hunnewell Building.

Covid-19 Safety: Masks are not required during this event, however they are welcomed if wearing one allows you to better engage with the group. Please be mindful of your own and group safety. If you or anyone in your household are not feeling well, do not participate in a hike.

Donations Accepted: Your contribution, regardless of size, affirms your commitment to fostering inclusivity, breaking down barriers, and promoting a healthier, more connected society. By investing in Ample Access Outdoors, you are laying the groundwork for a movement that reimagines what it means to be inclusive in outdoor recreation.

Please contact [email protected] for any questions.


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Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, United States


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