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Top 10 Must-Dos

at Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm

Arbor Day Farm is 260 acres of natural beauty, outdoor fun, history, and relaxation all rolled into one. To help you make the most of your time here, we’ve put together a list of our favorite — and sometimes overlooked — activities.

1

Discover the wonders of the Whispering Bench.

A focal point of Monument Square at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, the curved bench turns whispers into shared conversation.

2

Maneuver a large ball around a life-size labyrinth game.

Balance, timing, and concentration are the secrets to winning this large-scale game found at the Tree Adventure.

3

Sip your favorite cocktail while watching the sun set.

The Sunset Terrace at Lied Lodge is a perfect spot for some much-needed, nature-inspired downtime.

4

Walk Doug’s Trail and count the wildlife you see.

The path begins just behind Lied Lodge, taking you beneath the wooded canopy, over bridges, and into the heart of Arbor Day Farm.

5

Watch as tons of wood chips are turned into energy.

The Fuelwood Energy Plant Gallery delivers an interactive experience highlighting how biomass energy heats and cools Lied Lodge.

6

Sample wines made from grapes grown on the farm.

A tasty selection of reds, whites, and fruit wines await! Find your favorite with a wine tasting at the Apple House Market or Lied Lodge gift shop.

7

Make some music on the marimbas in the outdoor classroom.

Not just for kids, this area of the Tree Adventure gives new meaning to interactive fun.

8

Stimulate your senses at the sensory garden.

A collection of scents, textures, and colors, the sensory garden can be found at the gazebo along the lilac walk at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park.

9

Slurp an apple cider slushie made from Arbor Day Farm apples.

This popular drink is a Apple House Market favorite. Try it with the works — apple cider slushie, vanilla ice cream, and caramel sauce. Yum!

10

Visit the bowling alley in the basement of Arbor Lodge Mansion.

There’s so much to see on every floor, you might forget to go down into the basement. But those who do will find the original lane, pins, and balls.


Go to our Events Calendar and Attractions & Activities page to learn more.