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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, Harrisonburg

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum is located in Harrisonburg. A visit to Edith J. Carrier Arboretum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Harrisonburg trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • The arboretum is a beautiful place. I was looking for something we could visit that was wheelchair accessible (for a member of our party). The arboretum has limited accessibility - but there is a pave...  read more »
  • Having been to JMU when our son was a student there, we have visited the Arboretum before, but hadnt taken some of the trails through the woods. It is just off the campus and a nice get away with easy...  read more »
  • Free, lots of trails, nice place to picnic or take a walk, fun when alone, with children/family or friends. Parking can be tight- try the lot along the road and walk down. Short walk down through gard...  read more »
  • Beautifully landscaped with rocks, flowers, plants, bushes, and trees. Pathways and dirtpaths available to walk. Relaxing environment. Nicely placed benches and picnic tables throughout. I always seem to visit during times of construction or events, but still enjoyed my time there. They have a mislabeled sign, identifying a frog incorrectly, otherwise they provide nice signs with plant names and also educational signs throughout explaining habitat and environment. Maps are provided. Parking lots a little small.
  • Very well maintained trails for walking in a beautiful environment. Bridges, lakes, and wildlife are abundant throughout the park. Shade is plentiful which keeps the temps cooler even in the middle of the summer months. Good areas to picnic with your family, especially nice as a test stop during road trips, only 5 minutes off of I-81. Lots of water fountains in case you didn't pack a bottle of need a refill. If you are local to the area of a student at the University this should be a regular visit for you.
  • Always my favorite place on campus. If/when I ever make money this is what I'll be giving back to.
  • It's a beautiful spot in Harrisonburg.
  • Nice Lake and pretty, well kept walking trails. My son liked the mini suspension bridge.
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