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Chesapeake Arboretum

624 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, VA
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Ranked #4 of 8 attractions in Chesapeake
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Herndon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

From my research, I almost didn't go to the Chesapeake Arboretum, but I am really happy that I did. The arboretum is located in the middle of a bunch of residential neighborhoods. It is long and narrow, and a dirty creek ran through it length-wise. The trails are neatly laid out and maps are located throughout the arboretum that pin... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Simply Beautiful. I enjoy the walking trail and taking photos here. This is a great place for time by yourself or to take the family. You can go exploring or watch the wildlife. Peaceful and an escape from everyday life. Centrally located in Chesapeake so you don't have to go far either!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Probably a good place to go with smaller children, not a lot of walking area to cover the whole place. Pretty much all under trees so out of the sun. In the middle of various houses, once you reach the edge you see yards so just turn around. Saw some wildlife around. Glad I visited just to see what was... More

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Boone
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Soft, padded wood chip trails. Well maintained and very few people use. Excellent location for Value Place guests.

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Chesapeake, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The trail is attached to an old property. You must have good shoes, and the right weather gear. It is buggy ( it's the woods) , there is poison ivy (it's the woods!!) Take water and enjoy a walk among some old trees- check yourself for ticks afterward. If you are a naturalist, you will love it. If you are... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Site is very easy to get to with accessible parking. Very nice walk winding through trees so on a hot and humid day it is a relief. Walk is as easy or difficult as you want to make it. Good for families. Bring bug spray if going later in the day.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Run. Bike. Walk. The trails aren't too long and it's a great reason to leave the house. Check for ticks after you leave in the summer time and maybe use mosquito spray if you plan in being out for a while. NO bathrooms, either!! (But there's a McDonalds and a grocery store less than 2 min away.)

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I go here multiple times a week. The staff grooms the approximately 3 miles of trails on a regular basis. I forget I am in the middle of the city when I run. Can't say enough good things about the park.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great place to get the kids outside and running. There is miles of trails and all are kid friendly. Just make sure you pay attention to the signs and do not get lost!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Try to visit in the early spring or late fall- mosquitoes are so big they could carry off small children:)

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