May 17, 2024

The Menokin Foundation announces the Power of Place: Conservation, Kayaking, and Culture Festival taking place Saturday, July 13th from 8am to 5pm at Menokin. Come celebrate the Northern Neck’s pristine …


September 26, 2023

A new kayak/canoe launch is being constructed on the Great Wicomico River to extend your paddle! At Glebe Point on the Great Wicomico River between Burgess and Wicomico Church off …

Marsh and waterview from Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve

September 23, 2023

They jokingly have referred to themselves as the Crazy Oyster Ladies. Their passions for the water, the environment, and their community are all rooted in oysters. But Linda Hamm and …


September 20, 2023

Paddling on the Potomac River in opposition to wind and tide can be a challenge, but paddlers can find quieter water and tranquil views in Monroe Bay.  For a long …


September 18, 2023

  Tucked away in Virginia’s historic Northern Neck and on the Middle Peninsula is Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). Here over 10,000 acres of land have been set …


August 23, 2023

Have you ever seen a cypress swamp? These lowland areas are characterized by bald cypress trees and the ecosystem they support. Cypress trees are recognizable by their unique roots, known …


August 17, 2023

Log into just about any kayaking facebook group, and you’ll see posts from parents asking for tips on kayaking with kids. At what age did you first take your child …


July 18, 2023

Paddling to a beach sounds delightful, doesn’t it? Beaches that you can drive to are typically mobbed with people. But if you could paddle to a beach that’s not accessible …


July 6, 2023

Purchased by James City County in 2020, Brickyard Landing is a 119-acre public park with an interesting history and a promising future. Since it was last featured on Trail News, …


June 15, 2023

Most paddlers probably aren’t thinking about outer space when they’re floating down a secluded marsh creek. Most paddlers aren’t imagining what it’s like to live on the International Space Station …