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The Dawes Arboretum, Newark

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  • I am so glad that we found this beautiful arboretum as we were driving through Ohio. What a gorgeous place! Nancy at the visitor's center was very helpful to us. We started our visit downstairs where ...  more »
  • I live within 10 minutes of Dawes and it's such a beautiful place. I love going for walks here. It's quiet and clean. The trees and water are very relaxing. If you aren't from this area you should at ...  more »
  • We took our three grandchildren to the Dawes for a day outing. They enjoyed driving around, along with the hiking trails and lookout tower. The lake grabbed their attention. They hope they can go back...  more »
  • Came here in a whim with the family and was pleasantly surprised. This place is amazing! This is a beautiful park with so much to explore along the trails. I only spent a couple hours here with my family but we were already discussing our next trip before we even left!
  • Dawes is a beautiful relaxing place to spend the day. 45 min doesn't quite do it for me. When I set out for the day, I'm looking to relax and leave my stress on the trails. Yes the Japanese garden is beautiful and relaxing, but don't let that keep you from heading up to the overlook above the canopy. This overlooks a beautiful pond and the words "Dawes Arboretum" spelled out across the field of many beautiful trees and shrubs. Then you can trek on over to the pond where you can cross a short bridge to a little island towards the middle of the pond. A great place to sit for a moment relax and take in everything mother nature has to offer. There are plenty of picnic tables, benches, and comfy little nooks to relax or read a book in the fresh air. This is great for your physical and mental health.... Enjoy!!
  • Lots of different trees. They could be marked slightly better, sometimes you have to look for a tiny tag on some branch and sometimes there is no sign at all. Only a few have clear big signs telling which tree it is.
  • Something for nature lovers of all ages and it is free to go and enjoy all year round. Love walking here.
  • Great opportunity to enjoy conservation at the ground level. Careful attention given to habitat restoration. Educational activities available for all ages. Recreational​ opportunities for hiking, fishing and photography.