Trail News

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 16, 2022

Here at Virginia Water Trails, we’re more than just trail maps.  Our site is chock full of tools and tips for planning your next “paddle-cation.”  From certified ecotour guides and …


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)