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Chesapeake Arboretum

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Address: 624 Old Oak Grove Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320
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nice trail

This is a nice nature trail and can be done in about an hour. There are some steep hills though. It is a little hard to find from the road signs but worth seeing if you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norfolk VA
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Norfolk VA
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice nature trail and can be done in about an hour. There are some steep hills though. It is a little hard to find from the road signs but worth seeing if you are looking for a new short walking trail.

Thank jrzgrlsailor
Chesapeake, Virginia
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite place to take the dogs for a nice nature walk. Tucked behind a shopping center, it offers a mile or so of winding trails in a beautiful wooded environment complete with a hidden camellia garden. We prefer it to Oak Lake Park for its greater shade, fewer people and fewer dogs. A lovely spot that I... More 

Thank KerrySK
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I regularly jog through the arboretum as part or runs through the adjacent neighborhoods. It is a great place to walk. My kids love going too, and it's easy to loop together a walk of whatever distance you want. A big storm in the fall knocked over some trees and bridges. The downed trees have been cut, but some bridges... More 

Thank abr757
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Easy access to trail, less than 2 miles round trip. Enjoyed being in a wooded environment to walk. Would recommend insect repellant of some sort in warmer months.

Thank 996sharit
Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Our friend's youngest child is infatuated with Bigfoot. To appease her imagination, we hiked through the Arboretum looking for signs of Bigfoot. As fate would have it, there is tangible proof Bigfoot inhabits the Chesapeake Arboretum. We found fur, footprints, even a hollowed-out tree where Bigfoot sleeps at night. True story. Let your imagination lead the way, but don't go... More 

Thank jeffsteelejohnson
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Their is still a lot of storm damage many trails closed and damage trail bridges. Then it get fix it will be nice.

1 Thank Marv J
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The Chesapeake Arboretum offers an escape from urban life with ~3.5 miles of trails carved into 46 acres of forested native trees, a running creek, and scenically appealing background ideal for photography, jogging, or just strolling about... Check it out and get some fresh air...

Thank Jay Z
Amissville, Virginia
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went during Veterans Day weekend, not much to see. The parking lot is outside a neighborhood and the trails are across the street. The trails were okay, you see lots of trees and you can also see people's backyards as well. Adjacent from the parking lot is a greenhouse with nothing it in and a red barn next to it.... More 

1 Thank Charlesvincent A
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a little gem in the middle of "downtown" Chesapeake Virginia. Easy well marked trails. Shady paths with occasional wildlife. There are several geocaches in here which adds to the fun. I did notice no one obeys the dog on a lease rule here so be aware of that. Trees have identifying plaques which is nice.

1 Thank Terrilee S
Chesapeake, Virginia
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61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Love this little park. Always clean with nice soft trails. There are some steps in some places and a nice stream that or dog loves to jump in. We go here at least once a month.

1 Thank ChspkeGirl65

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