Celebrate the cultivation and preservation of trees with us at Lied Lodge & Conference Center. Built and designed by the Arbor Day Foundation, Lied Lodge is a beautiful, nature-inspired hotel and meeting facility that is deeply rooted to the birthplace of America’s oldest environmental holiday.
Explore Arbor Day Activities and Nature-Themed Attractions
Although the national observance of Arbor Day falls on the last Friday in April, for Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm, conservation and environmental stewardship is a year-round commitment.
To help spread the seeds of awareness and interest, the 260-acre Arbor Day Farm offers something new and inspired every season.
At Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm, people of all ages can relish the simple pleasures of nature. Hike forested trails, climb a 50-foot tall treehouse, shop local products, and raise a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine.
Arbor Day Fun Facts
J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, helped plant more than 1 million trees during a time when Nebraska was a naturally treeless prairie. Morton’s original estate is located at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Arbor Lodge Mansion is open daily. Visitors to the mansion April 26–28, 2019, will receive free admission.
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has helped plant more than 250 million trees in neighborhoods, cities, and forests around the world. Explore the Lied Greenhouse at Arbor Day Farm where millions of seedlings are packaged and shipped to destinations across the country.
America’s national tree is the oak. More than 50 species of trees and shrubs flourish at the Lied Lodge Parking Lot Arboretum. Also, keep an eye out for the Morton Oak, the lone survivor of an old oak savanna. The site remains a favorite gathering place for group activities.
For more interesting facts, hop aboard the Discovery Ride and enjoy a one-hour journey into the backwoods of Arbor Day Farm.