Guided Walks

First Saturday Guided Walks
First Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.

Explore the Arboretum’s diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by Arboretum docent Julianna Pax. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through majestic beech trees, traverse the native meadows, and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside path. Please wear a mask and socially distance. Advance registration required; participation limited to 8.

2021 walks are offered April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4.


Guided Tours for Groups

Guided tours for groups can be scheduled in advance. The Arboretum offers five miles of well-maintained paths through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Available tours include:

What's in Bloom? Walk
Join a seasonal stroll along the Arboretum's scenic paths and learn what's happening in the moment with our native plant communities. Enjoy ephemeral wildflowers in the spring, ferns in early summer, a wetland serenade by July, fall colors, and the sculptural silhouettes of winter trees. Whatever the season, there's always something to delight and inspire in our meadows and woodlands.

Nature and Underground Railroad
This walk views the Arboretum’s native landscapes through a historical lens. The objective is not to recreate the experiences of those who were enslaved and who sought freedom—that is beyond our ability. But we can explore how local habitats, land use, and history came together and helped create this heartbreaking element of our national experience. We are all still part of this story and the ongoing journey of seeking understanding.

Guided group tours are $10 per person and are led by a docent naturalist. For more information, contact Jenny Houghton, Assistant Director, at 410-634-2847, ext. 23 or jhoughton@adkinsarboretum.org.


Guided Bird Walks

Join birder Jim Wilson in the parking lot to track the springtime migration of birds! Please bring your own binoculars, wear a mask, and be sure to socially distance. Advance registration is required; walk is limited to 8 participants. Walks are $5.

Dates: April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, and May 28