Celebrate the cultivation and preservation of trees with us at Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm. 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, experience the one-of-a-kind Treetop Village®, shop local products, and raise a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine.
Arbor Day Fun Facts
J. Sterling Morton, proposed the idea for the first Arbor Day, which 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.
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has helped plant more than 350 million trees in neighborhoods, cities, and forests around the world. Each year inside Arbor Day Farm’s Lied Greenhouse, 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 Arbor Day Oak, the lone survivor of an old oak savanna. The site remains a favorite gathering place for group activities.
Hey kids! Want to become a Junior Arborist? Head to the Tree Adventure on May 1 and 2 to get started. Meet a Nature Interpreter and pick up your guidebook. Complete the activities and earn an Arbor Day Farm Junior Arborist patch! Learn More