Visit Us

Welcome back, visitors! 

SERC's trails and dinghy dock are reopening to the public Friday, Oct. 16. Check here for the new COVID-19 Visitor Guide and updated trail map.

We have multiple ways that the public can visit us and get involved with SERC's mission. As the largest block of contiguous preserved land  and the largest site of public access on the Western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, we have several miles of walking/hiking trails and public access to the water for kayak launching. 


SERC is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30am-4:30pm.
We're closed on Sundays and federal holidays. We'll also be closed the following Saturdays for our annual forest management: Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19, Dec. 26, Jan. 2 and Jan. 9.

We love animals, but we ask that you leave your pets at home because we are an active research facility and a wildlife sanctuary.