Mount Airy Forest & Arboretum

Admission to Mount Airy Forest & Arboretum is free.

Mount Airy Forest & Arboretum:  Mount Airy is said to be the first municipal reforestation project in the country and is still the nations largest municipal park. More than one million trees were planted across approximately 1,500 acres in the early Twentieth Century. The Arboretum Center is a one-story brick building reflecting the architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright – although he was not the architect. It displays magnolias, azaleas, lilacs, dwarf conifers, rhododendrons and perennial gardens. The grounds cover a wide-array of landscape ranging from rolling hills, valleys, streams, gardens, woods and wildlife. The park also has many other out buildings, including picnic shelters and a handicapped accessible treehouse. One point of interest is the Garden Totem greeting visitors. It is an abstract sculpture of inspired plant forms made of stainless steel.