February 21, 2021

As an executive in the wood industry, Mark Vann spent long days inside a windowless manufacturing plant. Sometimes he’d check with the forklift driver to see if it was raining …

Cappahosic Oyster Company

February 21, 2021

If you’ve listened to Bruce Vogt tout the quintessential oysters produced by his company, Big Island Aquaculture, you might figure he’s been doing this all his life. Chances are if …

Big Island Aquaculture

February 21, 2021

Tommy Leggett has fun harvesting oysters. Really. Watching him scurry about a yard in Gloucester that backs up to the York River, it might not be obvious at first. An …

Tommy Leggett Oysterman Gloucester Virginia

June 27, 2020

If there’s one thing our Virginia Certified Ecotour Guides know like the back of their hands, it’s the waterways they bring paddlers and nature lovers out to explore. But you …

Family kayaking in Eastern Shore

June 26, 2020

We all know how special our certified ecotour guides are across rural coastal Virginia. They help visitors and locals alike explore Virginia’s water trails in ways they might not have …


June 25, 2020

Yoda once advised the world to “do or do not.” He may have never set foot in rural coastal Virginia, or jumped in a kayak or on a paddleboard, but …

Dragon Run Paddlers from Friends of Dragon Run

March 12, 2020

The days are longer, and lighter, and warmer. That usually means one thing – it’s farmers’ market season! Consider this your own little guide to one of the region’s greatest …

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March 8, 2020

There’s plenty of paddling and river fun options throughout West Point on the Middle Peninsula of Virginia, that is for sure. Just visit the Middle Peninsula Virginia Water Trails page …

West Point, Virginia Downtown

February 27, 2020

THESE EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES.  Are you part of Virginia’s coastal regions? Would …

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February 10, 2020

When you live in, or visit, an area as beautiful as Virginia’s Middle Peninsula, it can be easy to get transfixed by the macro beauty. The rivers. The trees. The …

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