Likely the most popular of the two attractions in the Emergent Tower. The structure rises some 120 feet from the forest floor and is outfitted with excellent non-slip, grating stair treads and landings. As the tower rises it also narrows until, at its top, the tower flares out into a spacious observation platform. The view is splendid, offering expansive scenes of treetops and distant hillsides. Lake Erie, miles away to the north, is easily visible on the horizon. Folks of all ages made the climb and many photos were being made by the triumphant, proving they made it.
Saturday, April 18 presented us with beautiful spring weather so we took off to see how the gardens, ponds, and woodlands at the Holden Arboretum were doing. Some garden paths remained closed for the season but we happily set off for higher ground and pools.
Bird songs filled the air as we enjoyed early blooms and emerging animals including: a water snake warming itself on a tree branch, clusters of turtles also catching some sun, a couple of bullfrogs, and three ( 3 ) dragonflies! We will visit there again, likely in May when sustained warmth entices more life into view.