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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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...
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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...