The Arboretum in Aubonne just a few miles from Nyon is a lovely place for an easy walk for everyone, including families with young children. There is lots of nature to both see and hear – the frogs in the lake in the centre of the grounds are particularly noisy at this time of year! And if you’re lucky you may also get to see a beaver building a dam in the water. The Arboretum is open all year round. Dogs must be kept on a lead.
There are 3000 species of trees to admire and the well laid out paths give visitors a choice of walks, whether it’s a gentle stroll around with a pushchair or something a little bit more energetic up hill.
Entrance is free and there is a small café/buvette together with a visitors centre and a wood museum.
For the naturalists there is a “dead-wood” trail amongst many others – see below.
There is a North American tree species section
The trees are used for research purposes, and there are reconstructions of forest practices of the past
Such as this charcoal burner.
Lovely walks across wooden bridges
Take a listen to the frogs in the short video below