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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September 8, 2018
Marcia P
We discovered this location from an article in a magazine, never knew it existed. We showed up early and hiked a couple of the trails. One runs alongside the Rhode River, so quiet, we went during...
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August 26, 2018
I went here recently as part of a garden tour. It is a large piece of unapproved waterfront property on the Rhode River. There is very limited access to this property. Look for days and hours they...
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August 6, 2018
We go to their lectures that are pretty much year round. Their scientists are generally the speakers and the topics range from climate change to oysters of the Chesapeake Bay. It is a beautiful...