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 …


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 12, 2022

If you’re traveling to rural, coastal Virginia from a distance, finding the right overnight accommodations is essential. In these rural areas, it can sometimes be difficult to just drop in …


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 31, 2021

A New Year’s resolution usually does one of two things: motivates you, or makes you feel like a failure. And unfortunately, we all know too well that the latter is …

"love" sign with the V made out of kayaks with water in background and sand in the foreground

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 …


November 18, 2021

If you Google “gift ideas for kayakers” you’ll likely pull up multiple lists of stuff.  Many of the lists overlap with the typical suggestions like dry bags, paddle leashes, and …

wooden kayak ornament hanging from a Christmas tree branch

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