Visit SERC

The Reed Education Center and surrounding trailheads are closed to the public until early April for maintenance. Our trails are open but only accessible from the trailhead near the main campus. Parking is available in the gravel lot on the main campus. Visit Plan Your Visit for parking directions and a map.

Welcome, visitors!

We have many ways that the public can visit us. 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. For more information, check out Plan Your Visit.

For a list of cool events happening at SERC, see our calendar!

Want to get more involved in SERC's mission? Check out our Citizen Science and other Volunteer opportunities.


SERC is open Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-5:30pm. We are closed on Sundays and federal holidays.

The Woodlawn History Center is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm.

Know Before You Go:

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

No swimming: Sadly we are not able to accommodate swimmers and sunbathers, as our dock and seining beach frequently host school field trips and other educational programs.