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Chesapeake Arboretum, Chesapeake

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The Chesapeake Arboretum is located in the heart of Chesapeake and is a 48-acre "Nature's Classroom" that promotes horticultural and environmental awareness through displays, education and research. Dedicated to its current site in November 1996, it boasts one of Virginia's finest trail systems that wanders through a mature hardwood forest with many varieties of trees and plants.

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  • A hidden gem in the heart of Greenbrier. Nice walking trails throughout but a word of "CAUTION"- use bug spray as the mosquitoes can run you out of there. Ask in the house about the Paw Paw trees.  more »
  • Very inviting, clean, well keep nature trail. However because the tree top canopy is quite thick, it is a little too shaded in some areas on sunny days, but I am glad the trail is there. It is good to...  more »
  • They really have improved this place in the last year. It is well groomed and trails are clean/cleared ready to explore. Very nice place to walk or just smell the flowers!  more »
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  • Great little park to get away from it all. Last I checked they are in the process of rebuilding the bridge in front of the entrance to the trails. Dog friendly but must be leashed.
  • Love the park, beautiful variety of trees and plants. Unfortunately there is quite a bit of litter that gets caught up in the stream. Also some of the bridges and docks are in disrepair, but with new ones slowly being built. One of my favorite stops for me and my son.
  • Peaceful place, really mmm nothing here. More a park with labels on the trees
  • Love going here. Great for a walk or date. It's just nice to get away for a little bit . Trails are nice not to long not to short great scenery trail Maps make it impossible to get lost
  • Love this place... currently in disrepair but still pleasant. Occasionally snakes have been a nuisance, but I've never had one come after me or my family.

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