Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

647 Contees Wharf Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037 Get Directions
Phone: 443-482-2200
Wooded area at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Active research and educational center offering evening lectures, family-oriented activities for environmental sciences, self-guided walking trails year-round, canoeing and kayaking.  Guided canoe tours some Sat, June-Sept.
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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 15 reviews
September 2, 2016
Just a quick visit on a Friday afternoon. I was a little concerned by all the road construction leading into the center. It will be a great improvement once it is completed. But for now, prepare for...
August 7, 2016
Brian K
We went on a Sunday and had the place pretty much to ourselves. The visitor's center was closed but the parking lot and trails were all open. Excellent physical activity for an hour or two.
June 1, 2016
Charles Z
I have been at SERC a couple of times, in 2014. There are three short walking trails. One takes you over wetlands and along the banks of the Rhodes River. There are signs along the way pointing...