Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CSC02: Chesapeake Arboretum


The Arboretum consists of 2 acres of gardens and the farmhouse headquarters building, as well as 48 acres of woodlands with more than 1.5 miles of mulched trails. Pick up a trail map from the box along the path near the farmhouse to begin exploring the grounds. Highlights of the trail include crossing a small clear stream that flows through the forest, which attracts reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies and provides a bathing spot for the woodland passerines that frequent the property.


From Oak Grove Lake Park, return to Battlefield Boulevard and continue south 1.5 miles to Gainsborough Square. Turn left at the light and continue 0.2 miles to the road's end. Turn left and immediately left again into the Arboretum parking lot.

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