A Unique Destination for All: Every year, thousands of people come to the Arboretum to enjoy its many offerings. The six miles of trails coursing through 224 acres of forest, field and wetlands, combined with 20 botanical collections, provide a regional resource of great recreational and educational significance. People from around New England and beyond come to pursue botanical interests, conduct research, hike our trails, view nature themed art, walk, bike, jog, bird watch, and even horseback ride on designated trails. Tables and benches can be found throughout the grounds which provide spots for resting and picnicking. In winter, our groomed trails offer excellent cross-country skiing while other trails are maintained especially for snowshoeing. Throughout the year, various programs, workshops and events offer unique and educational opportunities from tree identification, beekeeping, dog sledding, the Viles Farmers Market, community gardens, art shows, land conservation and much much more. Check our ongoing schedule of events on our website or see us on facebook.
- Address 153 Hospital Street Augusta, ME US 04330
- Phone 207626-7989
- Website vilesarboretum.org
The Visitor Center and staff are available weekdays from 8am-5pm. In the Visitor Center you will be able to view nature based art in photographs and sculpture, and browse in our gift shop which has many hand crafted items. Trails and plant collections are open from sunrise to sunset every day, of every season including weekends. Admission to the Arboretum is free. However, please remember we are a private, non-profit organization and we encourage visitors to consider a donation or becoming a member of the Arboretum family.