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

October 13, 2022

Located near the Chickahominy River in Charles City County sits a 24-acre park, Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park, that is rich in history and offers visitors a wide range of outdoor …


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

September 3, 2022

While Deltaville might be out of the way, this Middlesex County community where boats outnumber the people is so special. Nestled on the north by the Rappahannock River, the Piankatank …


August 22, 2022

Virginia’s water trails are not just about paddling.  When you find yourself paddling a remote trail, with few signs of modern development along the shorelines, it’s almost as though you’ve …

historic hand-drawn map of coastal Virginia

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 21, 2022

Hampton, Virginia.  For many people, it probably stirs up thoughts about busy I-64, the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, and heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic.  But with the help of Claire and Linda …


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 …


June 3, 2022

Untouched Dragon Run is a paddlers paradise. The 40-mile span that is considered Virginia’s most pristine blackwater stream spans the counties of Essex, King and Queen, Middlesex and Gloucester. Distinguished …