Visit Us

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

Welcome, visitors! 

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


SERC is open Monday-Saturday from 8:00am-5:30pm. We're only closed on Sundays and federal holidays.

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 aren't able to accommodate swimmers and sunbathers, as our dock and seining beach frequently host school field trips and other educational programs.