At the Arboretum
By Martha // Posted 10 October, 2012 in: Photography
As a birthday gift to Tom last year (I called it a “Bike and Ski Package”), I purchased a membership to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum thinking that we’d take advantage of their trails all year long by biking in three seasons and skiing for free in the winter. That plan fell flat early when Mother Nature decided to withhold precipitation last winter â€” the Arb never even opened their ski trails. We have, however, enjoyed biking 3-mile drive on several occasions and visiting with friends and family during different points of the year. There’s nothing quite like the Arboretum in fall, though.Â I hope you’ll enjoy these photos from two separate late-September trips to the Arboretum.
I also wanted to share something that I’m having a hard time with in relationship to the organization. At this time, Tom and I don’t have plans to renew our membership as the Arboretum has a new policy:
In an effort to reduce the amount of traffic on Three-Mile Drive,Â bicycles are no longer allowed.Â Pedestrians and motorized vehicles acceptable only.
Yes, you read that right. In an effort to reduce traffic, bicycles have been banned.Â For those of you who enjoy biking at the Arb as much as we do, I hope you’ll let the staff know what this change means to you.