Middle Cypress Loop

Cypress Trees on the Chickahominy River  Cypress Trees Bald eagles, herons, cormorants and a variety of songbirds nest along this stretch of the James River. Stands of cypress grow along the water’s edge, and tributary creeks fan into wide marshes.

The river widens significantly at Hopewell, where the Appomattox meets the James, and again with the confluence of the Chickahominy River. Recreational boaters enjoy sportfishing for catfish and striped bass along this stretch, and can try their hand at crabbing from Hopewell east to the Chesapeake Bay.

Motorists enjoy long, mostly rural stretches of Route 10 south of the river. Route 5 on the northern shore passes many of Virginia’s most famous Colonial and Antebellum plantations, many of which cater to tourists and even tour busses.

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