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Viles Arboretum

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Wonderful outing

A nice day spent on a relaxing walk. We toured the trails of the arboretum and saw some wildlife... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Michelle L
Belgrade, Maine
Lovely Place for a Hike

Very scenic, with interesting botanical displays and outdoor sculptures. We went on the weekend and... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Laura R
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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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. The grounds are open dawn to dusk, seven days a week. There are six miles of trails, all marked and...more
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153 Hospital St, Augusta, ME 04330-0700
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

A nice day spent on a relaxing walk. We toured the trails of the arboretum and saw some wildlife, although we had hoped to see a bit more. It was a hot hot day, that could have been a factor. The front office area was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Michelle L
Reviewed August 22, 2018

My husband and I took the short walk through the arboretum. It was nice to take an afternoon walk in the woods in the middle of Augusta, but the trails were not clearly marked, the 1 mile walk was about half that long - if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marylin G
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Very scenic, with interesting botanical displays and outdoor sculptures. We went on the weekend and we seemed to be the only people there. Some signs could use upkeep, but the pond was lovely and we enjoyed the combo of art and nature.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Laura R
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Great for all ages! The trails are well marked and nicely maintained, and can be enjoyed year round.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Viles Arboretum has beautiful hiking trails- both long and short. Great foliage in the fall; sledding, snow showing, dog sledding, cross country skiing in the winter, wildflowers in the spring and beautiful hikes with a hasta trail and community gardens in the summer. My kids...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

I went for a hike here even in the snow it was very nice, easy to follow trails with pretty scenary. The trails are marked with signs so it was easy to get around.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 2see2sea
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a great walk to take if you just want some "me" time. Peaceful with beautiful plant and tree specimens. Great place for photos and reflection.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Momof2inMaine
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This is a sweet location to take a walk in the woods and see interesting gardens. You won't feel like you are in a city. It is a great place to take a break and enjoy Nature. They venue also has meeting rooms you can...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Georgana P
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Great for elderly or toddler trail walkers, couples who want to wander about holding hands. Lots of highly polished rocks lying about with price tags costing more than the average mortgage. Very few of which can be identified even with the cutesy name tags. The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank JimMDD
Reviewed October 20, 2016

The arboretum has some excellent collections of trees and an amazing hosta garden. There are scupltures, many for sale, scattered through the fields and woods. walking is good, as is skiing in the winter.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Andy T
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