Arboretum: Happiness Hub
[November 20, 2013] Prevention magazine recently cited an area arboretum as a “happiness hub” and we couldn’t agree more! There’s just something about communing with the beauty and wonder of nature that — well, naturally — lifts a person’s spirits. One of the elements of that happiness hub: trails. You’ll be interested to know the Dubuque Arboretum has its own series of trails in the form of garden paths. Our garden paths meander throughout our property and are open to the public for strolling, walking, or hiking whenever the Dubuque Arboretum is open, which is dawn to dusk … daily. (These images are just two examples.) Read more about our Garden Paths HERE.
Prevention described their happy and healthy analysis:
- We painstakingly evaluated 100 of the nation’s largest cities on 48 measures of health, happiness, and well-being to find the healthiest, happiest cities in America.
- We explored the glorious: from access to green space and concert halls to number of farmers’ markets (not to mention the inclination to eat five fruits and veggies a day).
- We looked at the grim: disease incidence, depression measures, unemployment rates, even FBI crime statistics.
The results? “25 hometowns you may want to call your own.” They also identified what put those ZIP codes on the list, and tips to help you be healthy and happy wherever you live.
Read the full Prevention article HERE.
The arboretum reference is to a nearby one in Madison, Wisconsin. We think it sounds like it’s worth a day trip! Read more about the Arboretum-University of Wisconsin-Madison: UW-Arboretum