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 Relative Location | From Washington, D.C. | From Baltimore |
From the Eastern Shore From Southern Maryland 
From Central Avenue in Edgewater, MD |
| From Airports Areas on Campus 

> Relative Location

SERC is located on the Rhode Rive, about 7 miles south of Annapolis, and 30 miles east of Washington, D.C.

SERC's Address:

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037

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> From Washington, D.C.

>Take U.S. Route 50 east toward Annapolis.

>Take exit 16 to merge onto MD Route 424 S (Davidsonville Road)

>Turn left (east) at stoplight onto Md. 214 (Central Ave.)

> Follow directions from Central Ave (below)

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From Baltimore

>Take Interstate 97 south toward Annapolis

> Exit 21 east onto MD Route 665 (Aris T. Allen Blvd.)

> Exit south onto MD Route 2

> Go over the South River bridge and through Edgewater

> Turn left (east) at stoplight onto MD 214 (Central Ave.)

>Follow directions from Central Ave (below)

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> From the Eastern Shore of Maryland

> Take Route 50 West over the Bay Bridge

>Take Exit 23A onto MD Route 2 (Solomon's Island Road) toward MD-450/Parole

>Go approximately 5 miles and turn left at a traffic light onto MD-214 Central Avenue

>Follow directions from Central Ave (below)

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> From Southern Maryland

>Take MD Route 2/4 North to Sunderland

>Continue on MD Route 4 north to Wayson's Corner

>Exit onto MD Route 408 East, which becomes MD Route 2 North

>Turn right (east) at stoplight onto MD 214 (Central Ave.)

>Follow directions from Central Ave (below)

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> From Central Avenue in Edgewater, MD

>Follow Central Ave. (MD 214) east to stoplight at MD 468 (Muddy Creek Road)

>Turn right (south) on MD 468 (Muddy Creek Road)

>Proceed about 1 mile, then turn left (east) at the SERC sign on the corner of Contees Wharf Road.

>Proceed 0.8 miles on paved road to the brown SERC sign. 

NOTE: The entrance to Contee Farm for the Contee Watershed Trail will be on your left about halfway down the paved road, at the top of the small hill with the brick ruins (before the brown SERC sign).

>Turn right at the brown SERC sign towards the SERC main gate. After you pass the gate, do one of the following:

For the Administration Building (Bldg. #145): Continue past the metal gate and at the 3-way stop, continue straight. The administration building is the white two-story frame building on your right just before the stop sign in front of the construction.

For the Schmidt Center (Bldg. #180): Continue past the metal gate and turn right at the 3-way stop. The Schmidt center is a brown brick building on the right, just past the row of parking spots.

For the Philip D. Reed Education Center (Bldg. #200) and dock area: At the metal gate with the stop sign and brown sign (not the green guard house), take an immediate left. Proceed 1/3 mile down Dock Road. The Education Center facility and parking will be on the right.

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> From Airports

If you are visiting SERC from afar, Baltimore Washington International Airport is the closest airport at about 35 miles from SERC. National Airport is also not far from SERC at about 35 miles.

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