A Walk on the Wild Side…Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail Northern Neck Loop

The Northern Neck Loop of the Birding & Wildlife Trail
Address
457 Main Street
Warsaw, VA 22572
Region Chesapeake Bay
Locality Richmond County
8043331919: (804) 333-1919
nntc@northernneck.org nntc@northernneck.org
Website www.northernneck.org

A Walk on the Wild Side…Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail Northern Neck Loop

The Northern Neck Loop of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail features a wide diversity of waterfront and forested sites. Visitors can view spectacular wildlife and scenery amidst the birthplaces of three of our nation's first five Presidents: George Washington, James Madison, and James Monroe. Opportunities abound to observe songbirds, waterfowl, wading birds, bald eagles, stunning vistas, and breath-taking butterflies. Bring a picnic lunch from The Art of Coffee and visit Westmoreland State Park for a walk along the Potomac River shoreline searching for shark’s teeth and 12-million year old fossils below the cliffs. Learn about the prehistoric animals that once populated the area. A range of hiking trails are available at this 1311-acre state park built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Rent a kayak and explore the Miocene-era cliffs from the Potomac. 804.493.8821 or www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/wes.shtml

Avid birders will enjoy a walk along the Rappahannock River at Belle Isle State Park or Tayloe Wildlife Preserve. Learn why the Rappahannock River National Wildlife Refuge was created, and why the area’s fresh and saltwater wetlands, forests and fields are home to many species. (804) 333-1470 or http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51622 For further information, contact the Northern Neck Tourism Commission at 804.333.1919 or nntc@northernneck.org. Visit our web site www.northernneck.org




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Last Updated: 3/6/2012 4:50 PM