Join us Thursday October 12th from 4-5pm for a walking tour of the Frank A. Waugh Arboretum at UMass Amherst!
The tour will be led by professor emeritus of landscape architecture Jack Ahern, PhD, FASLA. During his tenure in the department of landscape architecture and regional planning Jack taught plants in the landscape to several generations of students. Jack was also chair of the arboretum committee up until his retirement and has championed our campus trees for many years.
This walking tour will be approximately one mile and will cover mostly level ground. To get the most out of the tour we may get up close to trees which could require walking on grass and in areas that are not paved. We will cater the route of the tour to the accessibility needs of the group. If you have concerns regarding ADA accessibility, please feel free to contact us.
Event registration is free but parking on campus is not. The most convenient location to park for this walking tour is the parking garage. Other metered lots and visitor parking spots are available, but are not as close to the starting point of our walking tour. For questions regarding visitor parking, email: [email protected]
Bring a coat, a water bottle, and perhaps a pad and pencil to take notes. Boots and closed-toes shoes are ideal. If there is a chance of rain please bring your own umbrella or rain jacket.
This event is rain or shine. Registration is limited. The tour may be cancelled in the case of extreme inclement weather.
Meeting location: Du Bois library deck at UMass Amherst. (Directly outside Du Bois library).
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/umassarboretumtour
Arrive early. The tour will start promptly at 4pm. If you arrive late, it may be difficult to find the group as we move around the core of campus.
Fall in Massachusetts
You won’t want to miss the glorious fall foliage in Massachusetts. From the iconic scenery of the Berkshires to the charming small towns you’ll find across the state, there is plenty to do and see this autumn.
The season starts in mid-to-late September, and peak color often coincides with Columbus Day weekend. In 2023, leaves will start to change at the end of September and we’ll see peak foliage in much of Massachusetts during the first week of October – but you should be able to see pretty colors throughout the state until Halloween.