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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
5003 Hallett Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-2760
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Back to nature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

This is a scenic respite on the southern tip of the eastern shore and a wonderful opportunity to get back to nature, seeing birds and butterflies in a natural habitat. The main walking path is guarded by trees and mature shrubs to protect you from the wind and sun, and the birds are constantly flying all around. Time your visit in late spring or late fall and catch the major bird migrations.

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Birds, boats, and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2008

This wonderful refuge is apparently one of the most important spots on the Atlantic Flyway migration route. The trails are not long, but the birding is incredible. To really take in the wonder of this coastal refuge, you really need to get out on the water. SouthEast Expeditions across the street offers guided kayak tours through the marshes. They took great care of our whole family, and provided a discounted rate for our kids.
Both the refuge staff and our kayak guide were very knowledgeable, and offered suggestions for other activities including the Barrier Island Center, and Sting Rays for lunch.
We look forward to going back to the Eastern Shore, and will definitely be paddling in the Refuge again (with our binoculars).

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