Where to See the Fall Colors - Morton Arboretum

Morton Arboretum

Yesterday, Mike and I carved out a few hours to hike through Morton Arboretum and see the Fall colors. We have both been a little bogged down with work and this was the perfect opportunity for us to reconnect with nature and spend some quality time together. 

Nature has always been a main theme in our relationship. When we first started dating, he and I would hike through the forest preserves and he would tell me about his engineering projects or his family. I got to know him a lot on those hikes. Those moments are special memories for me and this trip brought a lot of that back. 

We hiked mostly along the East side of the Arboretum. It's a large space showcasing a variety of trees. The trees are absolutely gorgeous and we were able to see most of the Arboretum in about 4 hours. Some of my favorite shots are pictured above.

We were also lucky enough to catch the Fall Color Festival (happens every weekend in October). It features tasty food hot off the grill, a scarecrow trail, and a make-your-own taffy apple bar, among other activities. It's super family friendly and the taffy apples were the perfect after-hike treat. 

Taffy Apples

If you have a chance, I strongly suggest taking a trip to Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL soon. This the perfect time to go because the temperatures are holding around the 60's and the changing leaves will peak this weekend. 

Happy Hiking!

xo Katie