October 17, 2022

It’s the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier islands on the eastern seaboard. The seaside of Virginia’s eastern shore region is home to over a dozen barrier islands, all of which …

a woman in the distance walks on a deserted beach of Cedar Island Virginia

September 20, 2022

When most people imagine traveling to the northern end of the Eastern shore, Chincoteague typically is the first thing that comes to mind.  With its world-famous ponies, fresh seafood, and …

several empty boat slips in the foreground with small shanties in the background on a marsh island

August 11, 2022

Located in James City County along the Chickahominy River and Gordon Creek is Chickahominy Riverfront Park. This 140 acre park has a wide variety of offerings for outdoor enthusiasts including …


July 15, 2022

Sometimes overlooked by hikers and paddlers, Virginia’s Wildlife Management Areas provide ample opportunities for hiking, kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, and camping.  Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are public lands that are managed …

bald cypress trees reflect on still creek waters with a kayak bow in the foreground

June 24, 2022

Often forgotten on Virginia maps, the Eastern shore has a culture all of its own. This narrow strip of land between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean may seem …


May 31, 2022

Tired of driving in the city and need to stretch your legs? Want to enjoy nature, shopping, and dining all in one place? Warsaw in the Northern Neck has it …


March 28, 2022

Whether you’re a veteran bird watcher who can spot the difference between a Yellow Warbler and an American Goldfinch or simply an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys a scenic morning walk, …


December 22, 2021

The Lower Chickahominy region is centered around the tidal portion of the Chickahominy River located on the southernmost peninsula on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The region includes …


October 9, 2021

Everyone loves a good loop to paddle.  It almost always beats an “out-and-back” style trip because you don’t have to double-back and see the same scenery twice.  It also allows …


September 22, 2021

Tucked away just off scenic Route 5 along the Virginia Capital Trail in Charles City County, Virginia is the VCU Rice Rivers Center. Only about a 30-minute drive from downtown …