Tucked away at the Southern end of Lake Wingra is the Dane County Arboretum. The Arboretum’s 1200 acres offer a place to get away from the busy hustle of life to:
- Observe Nature: Be it bird-watching, looking at spring wildflowers, or gazing at the fall colors, there is always something to marvel about within the Arboretum's many ecological niches.
- Hike and Walk: Hiking and walking trails throughout the Arboretum make for a great escape for a walk or hike.
- Bike and Jog: Bikers and joggers can travel over 4 miles of paved road through woodlands, wetlands and next to Curtis prairie by following McCaffrey Drive.
- Ski and Snowshoe: Enjoy the winter months on ski and snowshoe-designated trails.
- Draw and Photograph: Plants and animals throughout the Arboretum make excellent subjects for drawing or photographing. Source: Dane County Arboretum Visitor Guide
To ensure the Arboretum stays in pristine condition for all Dane County residents to enjoy year-round, the park relies on volunteers to keep it clean and maintained.
All volunteers receive the following benefits:
-Invitation to the annual Volunteer Recognition Reception (food, fun and prizes!) -Mention in the annual volunteer recognition issue of NewsLeaf, the Friends of the Arboretum newsletter -An opportunity to feel good about making a difference Source: uwarboretum.org/volunteer