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 …


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 …


June 1, 2022

You don’t have to be an angler or boater to benefit from the Chesapeake Bay. The largest estuary in the United States stretches from Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Virginia …


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 16, 2022

It’s fun to spend a day at Machicomoco State Park, but did you know the park offers classes tailored to you and children, too? Programs are broad enough to include …


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

May 14, 2022

Seahorses are enchanting. Most of us have only seen the stuffed ones that double as carnival prizes or pictures of these elusive creatures that have a mythical quality about them. …

lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus)

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, …


March 17, 2022

A stand-up paddleboard (SUP) might be the very best way to explore the Middle Peninsula waterways if you’re seeking a genuine connection with your surroundings. If it’s just you and …


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 …