2. LIU Post Arboretum is Home to 70+ Tree Species
If you want to catch a glimpse of some beautiful fall foliage before the winter weather sets in, head on down to LIU Post in Brookville and check out the gorgeous 40-acre arboretum that surrounds its campus. Featuring more than 70 different tree species, the Arboretum houses such rarities such as a century-old American Elm, as well as a towering 105-foot-tall Tulip Tree, which bears a long, narrow scar left by a lightning strike.
Famous landscape architect, Marian Cruger Coffin, laid the foundation for the arboretum, creating the rose arbor and all the gardens on the estate. For those who want to learn more about the history of the campus greenery, there’s a self-guided walking tour of the whole arboretum. It usually takes 30-45 minutes to complete, and labels with facts and information are available for all of the trees. It is open to the public seven days a week from dusk until dawn — and, the best part is that it’s free!