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Make a beeline for the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a marvelous place to reconnect with nature. With more than 111,200 acres of seasonally flooded wetland forest and the 3,100 acre Lake Drummond at its center, the refuge contains some of the most important wildlife habitat in the mid-Atlantic region. Autumn colors peak late October through November. Large flocks of robins and blackbirds gather to roost in the swamp. Wild fruits such as pawpaw, blackgum, devil’s walking stick and wild grapes are abundant. Visitors to the refuge may participate in a variety of activities including hiking, biking, nature photography, wildlife observation, hunting, fishing and boating. Most trails are open for hiking and biking only, from sunrise to sunset. The best times for observing wildlife are ealy morning and late afternoon.
End your day with dinner at Kelly’s Tavern. Known for humongous burgers, outdoor dining and excellent casual fare, they are proud to have won a variety of community awards, such as, Best Burger in Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads region for 13 consecutive years, Best Locals place and Best Casual dinning. Choose from nationally-known hotels for your stay.
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