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


July 21, 2022

Hampton, Virginia.  For many people, it probably stirs up thoughts about busy I-64, the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, and heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic.  But with the help of Claire and Linda …


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 24, 2022

Often forgotten on Virginia maps, the Eastern shore has a culture all of its own. This narrow strip of land between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean may seem …


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

November 30, 2021

For anyone that has sat down and had conversations with watermen in coastal Virginia, you’ve probably heard them say that working on the water is just “in their blood.”  They’ve …

adjustable long line system of oysters in shallow waters, just off from the shoreline. you can only see posts and a few lines in between them, everything else is underwater

November 17, 2021

Region:            Middle Peninsula Length:            5.75 miles, one-way Experience Level:    Advanced Highlights:     Picturesque inlet into marsh creek, birding & wildlife, sandy beaches Ideal Conditions:    Incoming tide, …


October 21, 2021

Paddling at sunset, fresh seafood, and a local brew. Sounds like the perfect way to spend an evening in coastal Virginia. But wouldn’t it be even better if you could …