Adkins Arboretum
Ridgely, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description:

Adkins Arboretum explores the environment of an upstream Bay tributary on the Eastern Shore. This 400-acre preserve is located on Tuckahoe Creek and includes portions of one of the region's most significant forested wetlands. Natural areas contain the diversity of various stages of maturing forests and meadows.

At the Arboretum you can celebrate the earliest blooms in spring of spicebush and shadbush, mid-summer's fragrant summer-sweet and fall's paw paw harvest. Adkins Arboretum is dedicated to the protection of the Delmarva Peninsula's natural heritage, the conservation of the region's indigenous flora and the preservation of open space and habitat for wildlife.

Location / Directions:


Directions from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (30 minutes)

Take US 50 to US 404. Turn left onto US 404 and go approximately 7 miles to the second stoplight at MD 480. Turn left onto MD 480 and then take the immediate first left onto Eveland Road. The Arboretum is 2 miles ahead on the left.

Directions from Wilmington/Philadelphia (1½ - 2 hours)

Take the US 896 South exit off of I-95. US 896 will become US 301. Continue on US 301 to Centreville and turn left onto MD 304 to Ruthsburg and turn right onto MD 481. Go two miles and take the first left onto Crouse Mill Road, which will take you to Crouse Mill Pond. Continue on Crouse Mill Road to Eveland Road, the first road on your right after the pond. Turn right onto Eveland Road. The Arboretum is ¼ mile ahead on your right.

Directions from Centreville, MD (20 minutes)
Take MD 304 across US 301. Continue on MD 304 to Ruthsburg and turn right onto MD 481. Go two miles and take the first left onto Crouse Mill Road, which will take you to Crouse Mill Pond. Continue on Crouse Mill Road to Eveland Road, the first road on your right after the pond. Turn right onto Eveland Road. The Arboretum is ¼ mile ahead on your right.

Directions from Easton, MD (25 minutes)
From North of Easton on US 50 take Cordova Road (MD 309) to MD 404. Turn right onto MD 404 and go to the first stoplight at MD 480. Turn left onto MD 480 and take the immediate first left onto Eveland Road. The Arboretum is 2 miles ahead on the left.

Directions from the East
From Route 13 take US 404 West. Turn right onto MD 480 and take the immediate first left onto Eveland Road. The Arboretum is 2 miles ahead on the left.

Driving Directions
Physical Address: Adkins Arboretum
12610 Eveland Rd.
Ridgely, MD 21660
Mailing Address: Adkins Arboretum
P.O. Box 100
Ridgely, MD 21660
Visitor Phone: (410) 634-2847
E-mail: info@adkinsarboretum.org
Activities:

Four miles of walks are well maintained for nature lover's, hobbyists, students and tourists. Visitors can also view a new wetland exhibit and a demonstration garden introducing the home gardener to the ornamental aspects of native plants. Education programs are offered to serve all ages, amateur botanists, conservationists, hikers, scouts, 4-H, seniors and garden clubs alike; programs include classes about ecology, native flora, horticulture and natural history, art exhibits, lectures, workshops, nature walks, and garden tours. Call or visit the Arboretum web site for more information on classes and activities.

Biking Educational Programs Hiking Tours / Walking Tours

Operating Hours: The Visitors Center is open from 10 AM - 4 PM daily (except major holidays);
Fees: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-18 and free for children 5 and under. Arboretum members are free.
Visitor Facilities: Public amenities include a visitor's center with a book and gift shop, library, seasonal plant sale area, art exhibits, and meeting room.
Accessibility: The visitor’s center and some paths are handicapped accessible.
Website: http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

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