Virginia’s 400-Year-Old Maritime Heritage

This article is the third in a series commemorating the American Evolution – Virginia to America 1619-2019 . See article one and two. By the 1580s, the world had grown suddenly smaller for Europeans with advances in navigation and sailing, opening new worlds for mass migration. It also fostered a…

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Exploring Virginia's Water Trails and Blueways

The state of Virginia has an amazing array and variety of places to paddle, from the shores and coves of the Atlantic Ocean to the rolling rivers of the Piedmont to the splashing mountain streams of the Appalachian highlands. Many of these canoeing and kayaking opportunities within Virginia have…

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10 Virginia Coastal Paddling Destinations

Look at a map. Virginia boasts a significant amount of shoreline bordering tidal rivers, salty bays, and open ocean. These coastal waters provide a wealth of destinations for paddling Virginia, whether you are exploring immense and regal Chesapeake Bay, lower tidal Rappahannock River, or Parkers…

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The Best Coastal Camping in Virginia

There’s something special about camping along Virginia’s coast -- the smell of salt air, the waves lapping you to sleep in your lounge chair, hiking through a maritime forest, paddling a rich estuary, or taking a long walk astride the sandy surf. And when someone yells, "Let's go beach camping!"…

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