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Great Dismal to Back Bay

Created by: Casey

There are so many condos and beach houses in the Sandbridge area. Check out any one of the realty companies to find a great place to stay.

Day 1

  • Dismal Swamp Canal Trail

    Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
    1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, VA, 23322

    (757) 382-6411

    The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a multipurpose-use trail accommodating horse owners, bicyclists, walkers, joggers, and boat owners. The trail, actually the former U.S. RT. 17, is linear, running 8.5 miles along the Dismal Swamp Canal, which is the eastern edge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Great Dismal Swamp Refuge. It is a nature and history devote's delight and an outdoor recreation playground for serious and casual outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Open sunrise to sunset. Check out our website for more information.

  • Northwest River Park

    Northwest River Park
    1733 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA, 23322

    (757) 421-7151

    Situated on 763 acres of pristine wetland and forest habitat and bordering the Northwest River, the city's most expansive park offers camping, an extensive trail system, boating, canoeing and fishing. * Boating-Paddle along the inland lake or venture onto the scenic Northwest River. Canoes, jon-boats and paddleboats are available to rent by the hour or day. * Fishing-Fish the stocked lake for bass, blue gill, crappie, catfish and trout. A Virginia freshwater license is required for anyone 16 years and older. (Licenses are not available on-site.) * Hiking-Set your own pace for a stroll along any of the park's more than seven miles of winding trails. The Marjorie Rein Memorial Walkway weaves through the Southern Terminal area of the park then bridges both a freshwater marsh and bald cyprus swamp on its way to the observation platform.

  • Mount Pleasant Farms

    Mount Pleasant Farms
    2201 Mt. Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA, 23322

    (757) 482-0739

    Tree-Ripened Peaches Grown in Chesapeake, Virginia

    Mount Pleasant Farms is a family-owned peach orchard in Chesapeake, Virginia. We specialize in peaches that are picked fresh and packed by hand for the highest quality fruit.

    Slabaugh Farms was established in 1992 as a family-owned farm in Chesapeake, Virginia raising beef cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat, and oats. The opportunity arose in 2009 to start a peach orchard, and James Wenger graciously offered his assistance and years of experience in raising peaches to the project. The orchard has grown quickly with 400 trees planted in the first year and 1,500 trees planted in 2010 including a few apple, pear, and nectarine trees in addition to the peach trees.

    Mount Pleasant Farms was born in 2011 with the first peach harvest from the new orchard.

Day 2

  • Cullipher Farm Market

    Cullipher Farm Market
    1444 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

    (757) 721-7456

    Cullipher Farm Market is family owned and operated by fourth, fifth, and sixth generation Cullipher's. We are proud to grow over 70 varieties of the highest quality fruits and vegetables specializing in strawberries, sweet corn, and tomatoes in southern Virginia. At our Market you can enjoy the scenic views, purchase our homegrown produce, and even pick-your own (when in season). We areproud to be a USDA Organic farm.

  • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
    4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

    (757) 721-2412

    Back Bay Refuge contains over 8,000 acres. Habitats include beach, dunes, woodland, farm fields, and marsh. The majority of refuge marshlands are on islands contained within the waters of Back Bay.

    Approximately 10,000 snow geese and a large variety of ducks visit Back Bay Refuge during the peak of fall migration, usually in December. The refuge also provides habitat for a wide assortment of other wildlife, including threatened and endangered species such as loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers, peregrine falcons, and bald eagles.

    Back Bay provides scenic trails, a visitor contact station, and, with advance scheduling, group educational opportunities. Fishing, hunting, bicycling and hiking are available.

    The Back Bay Refuge is located near Virginia Beach - south of Sandbridge at the southern end of Sandpiper Road.

  • Blue Pete's Seafood Restaurant

    Blue Pete's Seafood Restaurant
    1400 N Muddy Creek Rd, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

    (757) 426-2778

    In 1972 Pat and Betty Ann Ricks opened Blue Pete's. It was a small place with seats for about twenty people, a bar, country music, fish bait, beer, pool table, sandwiches and a beautiful setting right on Tabernacle Creek. The restaurant has grown over the years, but its goal still is to provide a variety of good, fresh seafood and great Certified Angus Beef in a friendly and homey atmosphere.

    Today the restaurant is owned by twin brothers Nicholas and Aristotle - Back Bay born and raised; avid outdoorsmen. Their love for the area, good people, great food, and the country lifestyle is what inspired them to acquire Blue Pete's and provide a place for locals to come together and enjoy themselves. 


    Wed-Thurs: 5-10 p.m.
    Fri: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
    Sat: noon-1 a.m.
    Sun: noon-10 p.m. 

    MENU: American, Barbeque, Burgers, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian

    Accepts reservations; walk-in welcome. Great place for families; outdoor seating available. 

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