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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 park

Came to check out while I was in the area. Only public restroom I saw was a porta potty. Well laid out trails, nice scenary, benches and trail maps conveintly placed. Decent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
Rachael M
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Medon, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Chesapeake
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Terrilee S
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank ChspkeGirl65
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Came to check out while I was in the area. Only public restroom I saw was a porta potty. Well laid out trails, nice scenary, benches and trail maps conveintly placed. Decent number of pokestops, caught a Seaking 525 and saw a Weezing on the radar, but it despawned before I could locate it.

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Thank Rachael M
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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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