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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
+1 757-331-2760
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UNKNOWN OF UNTIL THIS YEAR!

This is a Hidden Gem to visit when arriving at the rest area after the Bay Bridge. Had no idea... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CRITIC1OF2
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Richmond, Virginia
Quiet refuge on the Eastern Shore

I particularly like exploring the old fortifications. Good spot for birdwatching and wildflowers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
foxtail1
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Catawba, Virginia
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“visitor center” (14 reviews)
“eastern shore” (21 reviews)
“nature hike” (3 reviews)
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5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
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+1 757-331-2760
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"butterfly garden"
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"salt marsh"
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"kayak canoe"
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"military history"
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"welcome center"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a Hidden Gem to visit when arriving at the rest area after the Bay Bridge. Had no idea existed until this year after 15+ yrs coming over. Even passed it going to boat launch. Great for Kids - Manned - with a very...More

1  Thank CRITIC1OF2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I particularly like exploring the old fortifications. Good spot for birdwatching and wildflowers. Very nice visitors center.

1  Thank foxtail1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an easy hike along the butterfly path to see the observation decks. There is a ton of stairs climb to one of them. You can catch a glimpse ofthe lighthouse from the marsh observation deck. There is also a small cemetary with very...More

1  Thank tawny1956
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Camping nearby, we were looking for something to do on a rainy-foggy day. This facility is beautiful. We enjoyed the visitor's center and walked the beautiful pathways to the bunker and the marsh overlook. Don't miss stopping in if you have a few hours to...More

2  Thank davevoorhees56
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Very informative, delightful and helpful docents. Very well done information stop with audio-video on most aspects of the ecosystem.

1  Thank farmhand2014
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We stopped today on a drive to nowhere. The place is very neat and nicely set up. The volunteers were truly wonderful and so helpful.

1  Thank techgmu
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

The refuge & center are nicely done & well maintained. The history is interesting & the huge!!! is a must see. There is a kayak & canoe launch; boat launch is separate & has a fee. Worth a stop.

1  Thank GRC0520
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

I stumbled across the Wildlife Center while on a bike ride. Very friendly staff, and interesting museum of local animals that is worth perusing. I liked that they have a bike/hike trail that starts here and hugs U.S. 13 for a few miles. It would...More

1  Thank bpudner
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

The refuge has a nice building with interactive displays to educate visitors on the local ecology and human impacts. The trails are well maintained and easy walking. The old World War II bunker and gun barrel, as well as the military history of the land,...More

1  Thank W2322CLjennifers
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

We stopped here looking for a new bike path that was put in. Very nice people at the desk, told us a lot of local folklore. We rode our bikes out to the lookout and the butterfly garden. Inside the center there are lot of...More

1  Thank Sue M
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Dolphingirl54
April 12, 2018|
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Response from davevoorhees56 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of birds and an occasional deer. Beautiful place. Great walking trials.
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Bridget B
June 20, 2015|
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Response from globaltrekster | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge for the visitor center and the surrounding trails. There is a charge of $13-$15 for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel if you are coming from the south (Virginia Beach) or heading south after visiting.
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