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Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely

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Wildlife Area
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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  • Wonderful trails and beautiful forested landscapes. While off the beaten path to find, Adkins Arboretum is special in part because of that location. Parking and access is easy. The visitor center is o...  more »
  • My husband and I walk our dogs here almost every week. We find it peaceful and enjoyable. Four miles of trails through beautiful woods and meadows. Always something new to see whether it's new plants ...  more »
  • 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...  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.
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