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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Activities:

Hiking: Two trails, each approx. 1.5 miles long: Java History Trail - describing the history and land use on the SERC property from the early days of the Piscataway Native Americans through plantation farming to the research conducted here today. Discovery Trail - winds along Muddy Creek and mature hardwood forests.

Canoeing and Kayaking: Kayak and canoe launching at our boat ramp (no motorized boats)

Other:

  • Bird watching opportunities
  • Educational and fun activities for children and families Saturdays and during the week for the public, organized groups, and schools.
  • Special events such as the SERC Open House, the Second weekend in May
  • Evening Lecture Series by researchers and biologists from all over the East Coast
Birding and Wildlife Viewing Educational Programs Hiking Canoeing / Kayaking
Pet policy: Pets are not allowed at SERC because we are a wildlife conservation area.
Facilities:
  • Restrooms and water fountains available at the Reed Education Center, along with check-in registration, brochures, and maps.
  • Kayak and Canoe launch on our boat ramp
  • Two trails, each approx. 1.5 miles long: Java History Trail--with signs and information about SERC from the early days of the Piscataway Native Americans, plantation farming, and a research institution. Discovery Trail-winds along Muddy Creek and mature hardwood forests.
  • Schmidt meeting center where we hold lectures, conferences, and meetings
Size: 2,800 acres
Accessibility: Restrooms and visitor's center are handicapped accessible. Trails are not handicapped accessible - they are not paved

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