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Chesapeake Arboretum

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Address: 624 Old Oak Grove Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone Number: 7578197510
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Nice Place for a Relaxing Walk or Run

Have visited this place several times for a walk or a run. Trails are good. You can go for several different distances and there are several loops and inter-connections. Last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Michael S
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a hidden gem of a park and a favorite place for us to take our dogs as it is far less crowded than Oak Lake Park (which is to say, we generally meet only a handful of other people, at most). The park is completely wooded and consists of several miles of looping trails that are well maintained... More 

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Thank KerrySK
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have visited this place several times for a walk or a run. Trails are good. You can go for several different distances and there are several loops and inter-connections. Last visit, one bridge was down, so I had to backtrack and go around, but I'm sure they'll fix it soon.

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Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chesapeake Arboretum is a great place to walk when it is hot out. There is an immediate temperature drop as you enter under the shade of the trees. The paths follow along a stream in the park and are bordered by several neighborhoods. We frequently walk with our dog as to many others. There are several paths that are marked... More 

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Thank 322jeanneh
Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Easy Family Hiking Trails...recently became part of the City Parks System. A total hidden Gem in the heart of Chesapeake!

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Thank Lynnae1993
Chesapeake
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Perfect place for a nice stroll with someone you love being alone. It is quiet there, no hoopla, mostly just the sound of breeze, some noise from the neighborhood near by and motor vehicles are there but what you hear the most is the nature. The day my husband and I walked there, it was still a bit cool but... More 

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Thank Hyonsuk S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

In my opinion the Arboretum is not well kept. The trails were over ran with weeds and broken down tree branches. To me it was just like walking in the woods somewhere. Nothing real impressive.

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Thank Carrie T
Virginia
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a nice change of pace for Chesapeake. This is a series of trails through through the woods along a creek even though it is in a suburban area. A lot of the plants have been identified and are marked. The disadvantage is that there are no bathroom facilities. We do enjoy walking the trails.

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Thank dcb4scuba
Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

So, the wife tells me we are taking the grandkids to the Botanical Gardens one day. I roll my eyes and ask if I have to go. Yes, you do came the reply. Well, glad I am that I went. I was expecting a boring walk through some gardens and bored grandkids. Nope...could not be more wrong. This place is... More 

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Thank MarkMM55
Chesapeake, Virginia
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Formerly maintained by local volunteers. Now under the governance of the Chesapeake Parks and Recreation department. This will provide the staff and resources needed to really make this a great destination. For a family outing this place can't be beat! There is no charge for admission, and lots of interesting things to see and experience. We will return in a... More 

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Thank Ken C
Chesapeake, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Plenty of trails to walk on with the family and dog! Though the area is not that large, it is well designed and really pretty when the plants are in bloom.

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