If your idea of the perfect vacation is to grab your backpack and hit the trails, you’ve come to the right place. On Virginia’s Eastern Shore, we’ve got over 78,000 acres of parks, refuges, national seashores and preserves. By the way, scientists say that just looking at nature helps your brain work better.
For a list of all local trails with planning details, go here.
Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve
29 acres, 0.5 miles of trails, beach views
Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge
1,393 acres, 3.6 miles of trails, 2.5-mile bike trail
Kiptopeke State Park
562 acres, 5.1 miles of trails, beach trails
Brownsville Preserve, Nature Conservancy
1,250 acres, 3.5 miles of trails
Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve
286 acres, 3.5 miles of trails, coastal wetland views
Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve
298 acres, 5 miles of trails, beach trail
Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve
516 acres, 2 miles of trails
Assateague Island National Seashore & Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
48,000 acres, 14.75 miles of trails, 37-mile wild beach
To plan your visit to Virginia’s Eastern Shore click here.