Mathews is located in the
Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia, on the eastern tip of the Middle
Peninsula. A Historic Maritime Community, visitors can expect to
encounter significant buildings, homes, and churches still in use
History buffs can find an abundance of colonial and Civil War sites
to explore in Mathews. The Mathews Court House Square is a collection of
18-century and 19th-century buildings along with an active historical
society. Its close proximitey to Virginia's Historic Triange --
Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown -- offers additional incentive to
visit this coastal community.
Visitors can take advantage of
numerous self-guided trails as well as enjoy guided treks on the
county's birding, bicycling and driving tours.
Don't miss the
serenity of the Bay. Visits Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve and New
Point Comfort Nature Preserve to appreciate the unspoiled ecosystem.
Launch out to also get a closer view of New Point Comfort Lighthouse -
the third oldest still-standing lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay.