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Pine Tree State Arboretum

153 Hospital St., Augusta, ME 04332
207-621-0031
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Augusta
Type: State Parks, Parks
Activities: Hiking, Skiing, Biking
Description: Over 200 labeled species of trees, shrubs and "Space Trees" (from seed that traveled on the Space Shuttle) are on display at this 224-acre garden.
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Richmond, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If yo love nature this is the place to go beautiful flowers, fresh raspberries ready to pick along with black berries a nice picnic area lots of history and very well kept

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Easy walk around trees, plants, water, bridge and sculptures. Quite a variety of settings in the park. A little buggy once you get into the woods. Info station was not open on Sunday. Great place to take kids.

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Biddeford, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you love nature walks, this is the place to visit. There are a number of trails to hike on and it is all free. Wear shoes that do not get your socks wet if you find a wet spot along the trail. There was not a big problem with bugs, but you might consider using an insect repellant.

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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55 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Made the outerloop walk off 1,6 mile which was very nice. We were there on a Sunday so the visitor center was closed and there were not a lot of people present. You walk on mostly grass and a part through the forrest.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The arboretum has walking trails that are open year-round. The trails are wide with a gentle grade, easy for small children or adults with limited stamina. Cross country ski rental is available for a small fee. An indoor farmer's market runs on Fridays. One of my favorite places to wander when I have a couple hours free.

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Portland, Maine, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

what is this supposed to be? after visiting the arboretum with the children we are still left to wonder what this park is supposed to be and where the attraction here lies? its only good if you really do not have anywhere better to go.

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Norridgewock, Maine
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This arboretum is young and a work in progress. Many volunteers contribute to it. One outstanding new addition is the display of a number of large stone and/or metal sculptures. These art works are for sale and the arboretum gets a commission. In the meantime, anyone can wander the grounds and enjoy them. The scale of some of these pieces... More

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Augusta, Maine
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Hosta gardens, fantastic trees and wonderful landscapes are the draw here. Farmers' market on Friday year round and a dedicated volunteer group and staff reflect the interest many have for this underutilized gem in the heart of the city.

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Augusta, Maine
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have visited the arboretum many times> They have a lot of sign up for programs, like wild mushrooms, local birds etc. One of the things I like is the Friday Farmers market. good local food (meats, breads, vegetables and fruits) and reasonable prices. They have this market for the summer and most of the fall.

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Welcome center not open when I was there but thew grounds are very pleasant . Do not forget to look for hidden fairy houses

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