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 …


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 …


May 16, 2022

Paddling to New Point Comfort Lighthouse offers a chance to see dolphins and pelicans while listening to the rap of the currents smacking your boat or kayak. But this beacon …

New Point Comfort Lighthouse

May 14, 2022

Ready to discover another world right here in Mathews? Paddle to Gwynn’s Island at the mouth of the Piankatank River on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s roughly …

Gwynn's Island sunset

March 15, 2022

If you’ve been thinking about planning a getaway to paddle some of Virginia’s Water Trails, but you haven’t yet chosen when to go, consider planning your trip to coincide with …


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 27, 2021

It’s a 10-mile journey to paddle all the way around Jamestown Island, located on the James River near Williamsburg.  Known to some as the birthplace of America, this historic island …

bow of a kayak in the foreground with large, 17th century replica ships in the background

September 6, 2021

The Northern Neck is quiet.  It’s rural.  It’s unassuming.  But once you arrive and start to explore this region of Virginia, you kinda get sucked in.  Into the simplicity, the …