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The Scarecrow Trail returns to the Morton Arboretum this year, featuring 45 hay-men and-women decorated by local Girl and Boy Scouts.
For one month only, the Scarecrow Trail features a variety of scarecrows made by scouts from troops in Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Bolingbrook, Darien, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Lemont, Lisle, Lockport/Homer Glen, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Park, Orland Park, Oswego, Plainfield, Prospect Heights, Roselle, Schaumburg, Westmont, Wheaton and Woodridge.
This year’s scarecrows come with some imaginative names, including Earth’s Minions Unite!, Nature Fairy, Nature Bob Solar Pants, Flower Queen, Minecraft Cub Scout, Corn-e with a Mustache, Lady Ga-Garbage, Caught in a Web of Brownies and Nature Fairy.
Visitors are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” Scarecrow. Ballots are available at the start of the trail and can be returned to the Visitor Center. The winning scarecrow will be announced in early November.
The Scarecrow Trail is part of the Arboretum’s Fall Color Festival. Throughout the month of October, visitors can enjoy juicy brats, build-your-own taffy apples and other mouth-watering bites available for purchase in Arbor Court. Plus, sample complimentary wine tastings. The festival will be open weekends in October and Columbus Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fall Color Festival kicks off with the 10th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash on Sunday, October 6. The Scarecrow Trail is free with admission to the Arboretum.
People tend to realize how much there is to do in areas like Texas. Even so, it’s common for people to feel unsure about how to find activities to do in certain locations. Fortunately, people often find that there are plenty of El Paso activities for people of all ages and walks of life to enjoy. Best of all, many of them are quite affordable.
Having a great, hassle-free time can be important for most vacationers, especially for those who plan to try different things. Because of this, making a list of things to do in El Paso can be beneficial, generally for a number of reasons. Above all, it will help you to find the options that will work best for you and anyone else involved.
As you consider things you would like to try during your visit, it may help to think about the time of year you’ll be taking your trip. Some El Paso events can be limited during certain times of the year, especially when in regards to national parks or the sights that you might be able to appreciate fully during specific seasons. Knowing the things you can expect during your trip will help to make it all the more enjoyable.
For individuals who appreciate taking in the sights and embracing nature at its finest, many places are available for this type of thing. This might include anything from the Franklin Mountains State Park to the El Paso Zoo. Hikers also have plenty to do, particularly with places like the Thousand Steps Trail, and sightseers often appreciate the Wyler Aerial Tramway.
People enjoy the outdoors, but who want to do more than just sight see, also have a lot to do. This includes Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, where people can hike, camp, or rock climb. Places like Western Playland Amusement Park are also great for people of all ages.
When it comes to getting in some history, this location is loaded with activities for people to enjoy. Popular places often include the Concordia Cemetery, National Border Museum, Air Defense Artillery Museum, Magoffin Home State Park, and Museum of Archaeology. Patrons can also visit the popular Holocaust Museum, the Museum of History, and much more.
People who are seeking entertainment will find that El Paso activities in this sense are virtually limitless. There is plenty of shopping, gambling, along with great restaurants to enjoy. Visitors can also see performances, such as the area’s Symphony Orchestra, which was established in 1893. Golf and plenty of other points are also available.
Whether a resident or a visitor, there are always lots of exciting El Paso activities one can get involved in. Many of these El Paso events are listed online, in a calendar so people can check it regulary to see what’s going on.