Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

647 Contees Wharf Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037 Get Directions 
Phone: 443-482-2200

Anne Arundel

Central Maryland
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.
Mon-Sat, 8am-4:30pm; closed major holidays.
ADA Accessible
Free Parking



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May 29, 2019
This place gives me the creeps because you have to go through a security gate with armed guard and lots of eye-in-the-sky cameras looking into your car in order to get onto the grounds. Then when you...
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October 3, 2018
Great place to take a short, educational, easy hike along several trail options. Nice Nature/Visitor Center. And, of course, a world class research facility which offers occasional lectures...
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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...