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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

780 University Blvd Msc 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-1020
+1 540-568-3194
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Unfortunately there had been a lot of rain for a couple of days prior to our visit. Some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TravelinManDan1955
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Van Wert, Ohio
Never been inside. But the hiking is quite fine!

My wife and I go hiking there several times a month. It's a sweet and beautiful place, forest in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
REES C
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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780 University Blvd Msc 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-1020
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"walking trails"
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"james madison university"
in 14 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 5 reviews
"feed the ducks"
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"nice pond"
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"early spring"
in 4 reviews
"herb garden"
in 4 reviews
"nice place to walk"
in 3 reviews
"spring flowers"
in 3 reviews
"wood chips"
in 4 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 3 reviews
"flower beds"
in 3 reviews
"jmu campus"
in 5 reviews
"wonderful place"
in 4 reviews
"duck pond"
in 3 reviews
"love this place"
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"turtles"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately there had been a lot of rain for a couple of days prior to our visit. Some of the trails were under water, but there were ways around this and the visit was still very pleasurable. The grounds are very well maintained and attractive....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I go hiking there several times a month. It's a sweet and beautiful place, forest in the city. We often park in a residential or commercial lot adjoining it, and walk in from the periphery. The trails are lovely and well-maintained, with...More

Thank REES C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not hiking but a welcome stroll. A lot of variety of foliage and things to do and see. Not to crowded.

Thank Chaz G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This gem is not far off the interstate. We choose to take a morning stroll and the setting is beautiful even though they just had some heavy rain. All the volunteers were out and about cleaning up from the flooding.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place for a stroll. Free and well maintained arboretum. Peaceful, ducks, koi fish, nice trails

Thank Wendi S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very pretty setting-nice that they are benches for people to sit and hang out-observed people sketching and painting-love the different planting areas

Thank halljoanne49
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Beautiful time of year to visit...azaleas, wild flowers, peonies in full bloom! Lots of easy trails to walk.

Thank dougnmaren
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy wandering the trails and seeing the wildlife and plants/trees! This is a tucked away gem that is a treasured part of the campus. You step inside and feel taken away from any hubbub and instantly peaceful. Love when I get to see baby...More

Thank Juliana C
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EJC A, Marketing Assistant at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thank your for your lovely review Juliana! We agree, taking a stroll through the arboretum is a great stress-reliever and puts you in a peaceful state of mind!

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

This is a great spot for a nature walk or even a run. The trails are nice and well marked and there are lots of beautiful flowers in bloom. If you are around JMU, this is worth the visit.

Thank kisoffbaby
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EJC A, Marketing Assistant at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are loving it here as more new spring flowers blossom each day!

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The arboretum has some thing new every time I visit. The last time it was a lovely long black snake quietly resting by a trail. Yesterday I saw beautiful early spring flowers and many birds, including a pileated wooodpecker. It is an excellent place to...More

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EJC A, Marketing Assistant at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thank you for your review, it helps out so much! Sorry for the construction, we have been repairing parts of the arboretum to make our image more presentable. We do supply and encourage people to use dog bags located right inside our front gate's kiosk.

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Bmckreed
March 22, 2018|
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Response from Ed R | Reviewed this property |
While some of the areas have cement walkways, there are some that have earth or gravel paths, so I am not sure that everything is completely accessible. This located adjacent to James Madison University, so it's busy and... More
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Gail B
March 10, 2017|
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Response from EJC A | Property representative |
Yes, the arboretum even provides doggie bags at the kiosks.
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nothingelsematters
September 12, 2016|
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Response from EJC A | Property representative |
Yes, and now the paths to the Children's Gardens area is also stroller friendly!
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