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Dameron Marsh Preserve

One of three Audubon quality hikes on the bay
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.3 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview:  This area of Virginia is comprised of mostly farmlands and thus it is not a big tourist destination.

Being on the bay, it offers... more »


  • easy trail, bring a bottle of water
  • bring a lunch for the overlook
  • canoe ramp nearby! great crabbing here too

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Points of Interest

1. trailhead and parking lot

ample parking, and a very easy hike, some on the boardwalk to a fantastic panoramic lookout for birds

2. trail view of the marshes

marshy area, nice and flat

youll find some larger birds than the other 2 Audubon hikes in the Virginia Audubon Peninsula hike, namely because of the tall dried out grass where they will nest in.

there are some rare species in this area as noted on the sign, and pictured.

3. boardwalk area of the marsh

this is the start of an easygoing boardwalk of the marsh

leads to a huge panoramic lookout!

the grandeur!!

4. the grandeur!! panoramic

the grandeur of this lookout is amazing!

you will be the only ones here.

bring a lunch and enjoy the view.

tons of birds, possible nesting areas, a far distant view into the horizon as the bay meets it.