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Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre preserve, garden, refuge, classroom, center for the arts and culture, restoration site, and place for people of all ages and from all walks of life to make a meaningful connection with nature.

The Arboretum promotes the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay region's native landscapes.
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  • Adkins is an absolute gem tucked away in Ridgely. What a fantastic place to have a cup of coffee and walk the beautiful grounds. This is also a great place for cyclists to explore, and they have a won...  read more »
  • I love going out to Adkins. Stroll the trails, visit the goats, learn about gardening from a perspective of native plants. BUT, my favorite thing is the breadth of programs! Gardening for sure, but th...  read more »
  • A beautiful area along a country road. Plenty of parking and reasonable admission. The day we were there students were attending some type of camp. We listened to the instructor as she talked about th...  read more »
  • Nice trails, beautiful center, fun art inside and out. Good bookstore.
  • Good place to check out local flora, especially trees, and to buy native plants. Trails are very accessible and well marked. Lovely visitor center with helpful staff and handouts. Lots of parking. Nice place for an hour's meandering on the Eastern Shore if you are already there. Note: Hard to find as there was no signpost after leaving the main highway, so watch your GPS map carefully to veer off to the left almost immediately. We had to ask at the gas station in Ridgely.
  • Great location and instructors
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