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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

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Address: 780 University Blvd Msc 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-1020
Phone Number: +1 540-568-3194
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A favorite destination when in Harrisonburg

The variety of places to hike in the Arboretum are just delightful. A great way to connect with nature. Feeding the ducks in the pond, walking over the bridges, the labyrinth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Beach City, Ohio
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Beach City, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The variety of places to hike in the Arboretum are just delightful. A great way to connect with nature. Feeding the ducks in the pond, walking over the bridges, the labyrinth, the woods.....so peaceful and serene!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who do not want to drive down Route 33 to Skyline Drive for a hike (which is a wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon!), going to the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum is a terrific alternative. Parking is limited, and it can be challenging to pass another car on the very narrow entryway, but the Arboretum is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A calming place in the center of hectic college life. A beautiful area of hard wood forest along with walking trails, ponds and quiet sitting areas make this a wonderful place for students to unwind and get in some quiet time. This is also a great place to just take a relaxing stroll through the woods. A really good place... More 

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ArboretumGail, Public Relations Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed visiting the arboretum at JMU and hope you'll return often. Hopefully we'll even do a better job providing you a lovely and enjoyable visit. Best regards, and again, thanks for the review. More 

Franklin, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This arboretum is a great place to visit at just about any time of the year. You can walk through the woods on some of the well maintained trails or sit by the pond and watch the ducks and turtles. I have seen several weddings done here. There are nice bathroom facilities. It is easy to go and enjoy your... More 

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ArboretumGail, Public Relations Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your arboretum visit. Visit often! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nice pathways and exhibits. The trees provided a lot of protections from the wind and pathways were not too steep.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great walk in any season. Open to the public and free. Stop by and take the short wheelchair accessible paved walk around the pond. Or take a longer walk through the woods. For now the trees are changing colors.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The trails are well maintained, convenient, and easy for strolling. But not the sort of place to wander and be at one with nature, because at just about every turn are glaring signs/sounds of civilization: a highway, shopping center, or housing development. It's wonderful that this area has been preserved as a forest instead of succumbing to suburban and/or JMU... More 

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ArboretumGail, Public Relations Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

We are glad you were able to visit the arboretum and enjoyed your walk. We wish we could control sounds and development around the arboretum. But, in a way, what better place for a nature preserve than right in the middle of a state university campus and a developing bustling city! More 

Shenandoah Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I am a local. I remember when the arboretum was really part of a small forest of hickory, oak and maple. It has become a treasure in our small city, close to downtown, James Madison University, and lots of shopping and homes. Yet you step inside its boundaries, the silence comes upon you, and you just walk. It has its... More 

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ArboretumGail, Public Relations Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

We love it when our local, arboretum friends, give nice reviews of the arboretum on social media sites. Thanks very much. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is so pretty! It has so many plants that make the landscape so beautiful. It is well maintained and is perfect for wedding pictures.

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ArboretumGail, Public Relations Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

Thanks very much, for your review, Ben V. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The arboretum is a beautiful place. I was looking for something we could visit that was wheelchair accessible (for a member of our party). The arboretum has limited accessibility - but there is a paved trail that shows a good amount of the area around the lake. It's really nice, well labeled (for those of use who like to know... More 

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ArboretumGail, Public Relations Manager at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this review

What a wonderful experience it is for us to read of visits for guests who use mobility assistance devices. It has been a dream for us to even have an accessible path. We have one thanks to the kindness of a large-gift donor. We hope to be able to expand our accessibility in the future as more and more people... More 

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