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 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 …


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 12, 2023

Virginia Indians knew the Northern Neck peninsula by its villages and bodies of water. The current names of many of those waterways and settlements trace their origins to the Virginia …


May 5, 2023

The Lower Chickahominy area is about as close as you can get to the first steps of English colonialization. As Europeans moved westward and Virginia’s economy grew, plantations were established …


January 4, 2023

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 Lower Chickahominy …


December 8, 2022

Kayak the Shore – A Guest Blog by ESVA Tourism This trail is part one of a six part series! Follow along for updates about different trails to explore around Virginia’s …


October 17, 2022

Virginia’s barrier islands make up the longest stretch of undeveloped shoreline on the eastern seaboard and it’s a kayaker’s paradise. The seaside of Virginia’s eastern shore region is home to …

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