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Pine Tree State Arboretum

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Address: 153 Hospital St., Augusta, ME 04332
Phone Number: 207-621-0031
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Activities: Hiking, Skiing, Biking
Description: Over 200 labeled species of trees, shrubs and "Space Trees" (from seed...
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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beautiful place!

I have been going to the arboretum since I was a kid. There is a really cool sculpture garden on the way to the woods. In the woods there are a lot of different trails, frog... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Damariscotta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been going to the arboretum since I was a kid. There is a really cool sculpture garden on the way to the woods. In the woods there are a lot of different trails, frog ponds, and great wild life. The trails are well kept. I love this place!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We walked the outer loop as a family. We took our chances and walked on the closed wetlands bridge. I agree with the reviewer that said the place needs funding but that is not a reason not to go. We enjoyed the 2+ mile walk and left a donation which if more people did we would all be healthier for... More 

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vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I suspect this aboretum doesn't have the budget it needs which is too bad. There are trails for walking in the woods and in the open but the whole place seems uncared for. One of the bridges was closed due to damage and the garden looks like it needs a healthy weeding. The nicest part was the hosta garden along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Love going to see these beautiful beauties. In August they are looking their best. So many different varieties. Like the Metasequoia glyprostrobidie Red Dawnwood that's located by the DAR garden.

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canaan,Me
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a wonderful place to hike and enjoy scenery! The staff is friendly and the plants and flowers are amazing. There are three different walking paths and there is a pond. For young kids, there is a fairy village that is delightful!

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Augusta, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lots of beautiful acres to walk. Water, benches, interesting planting like trees that had been on a space shuttle. Short walk, long walk. BUT lots of grasses and rustic paths. I would do a tick check after. BUT you always should do that after a walk.

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I were looking for a place to snowshoe around Augusta. This is a great place, there are many trails or you can build your own!!! We started in an open field and went through a beautiful forest. It was really nice. I am looking forward to come here, especially in the summer.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice place for nature lovers, a nice picnic area too. I think this arboretum is always a lovely even in winter, spring and summer.

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Gardiner, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I came in the winter for dog sled rides. What fun! And a beautiful area. I could just imagine what it might look like in spring, summer and fall. Ideal for hiking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Lots of sculptures dispersed throughout, also.

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Clearwater
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I visited the arboretum with friends on a beautiful September morning. We were lucky enough to visit on a day when a group of sculptors were creating in the field. Several of them were nice enough to stop their work and answer our questions. After visiting with the sculptors, we hiked the outer trail of the park. The women in... More 

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