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 26, 2023

A new kayak/canoe launch is being constructed on the Great Wicomico River to extend your paddle! At Glebe Point on the Great Wicomico River between Burgess and Wicomico Church off …

Marsh and waterview from Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve

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 …


September 18, 2023

  Tucked away in Virginia’s historic Northern Neck and on the Middle Peninsula is Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). Here over 10,000 acres of land have been set …


July 18, 2023

Paddling to a beach sounds delightful, doesn’t it? Beaches that you can drive to are typically mobbed with people. But if you could paddle to a beach that’s not accessible …


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 …


August 22, 2022

Virginia’s water trails are not just about paddling.  When you find yourself paddling a remote trail, with few signs of modern development along the shorelines, it’s almost as though you’ve …

historic hand-drawn map of coastal Virginia


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 …


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 …