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Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

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Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

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4510 Twin Pines Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23703-1531
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Norfolk Chronicles History Walking Tour
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Norfolk Chronicles History Walking Tour

We start along the Elizabeth River where it's deep waters attracted a British Naval Shipyard in 1767. In constant operation since 1767 today it's known as the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. <br><br>Walk the cobblestone streets of our Freemason District visiting the Seldon House and the Cary-Weston House.<br><br>Next, we stroll the Ghent District where a Victorian building boom populated the shores around 1900. We visit the home of Norfolk visionary Peter Write circa 1899. <br><br>Then we venture into the Chrysler Museum of Art to see the Norfolk Mace. <br><br>Finally, we return to Norfolk's Downtown District to St. Paul's Episcopal Church which displays on of Cornwallace's cannonballs from 1776 still lodged in its wall.
$36.00 per adult
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Robert B wrote a review Nov 2019
Norfolk, Virginia5,165 contributions289 helpful votes
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This features short trails available to most recreational hikers. They are well-kept and offer many convenient aides to hiking: benches, small bridges, scenic views, piers, kayak launches, porta johns, amphitheater, children’s trail, blinds for watching without disturbing, plant and tree labels. We saw plenty of waterfowl that looked at a distance like a raft of coots. We saw few other creatures; perhaps a few squirrels. Liked having a sign in area.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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hr404 wrote a review Aug 2019
Portsmouth, Virginia60 contributions28 helpful votes
After may 5yo son wanted to go birdwatching, I frantically searched for a place that was close. Thankfully the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve answered both wildlife and proximity searches. Upon arival we checked the information board, that has a lot of good information on it, and the map. We decided to walk counter-clockwise round the trail. Several butterflies, dragonflies and moths were immediately spotted. After making our way to the pier on Hoffler Creek, we stepped on was was greeted with an egret flying directly over us. Mission accomplished. As we continued back to the parking lot we saw several small birds and a lot of mosquitoes, though no more than you’d expect around a marshy area. It was a fun trip and definitely worth checking out if you like wildlife.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ed C wrote a review Jun 2019
Chesapeake, Virginia84 contributions52 helpful votes
A quiet nature preserve off of twin pines road in Portsmouth. The trails are well maintained while the hours are short 10 am to 4 pm unless there is a special activity scheduled. Remember that the entry price is free donations are appreciated and the staff for the most part are volunteers. No running or jogging on the trails because it tends to scare off the wild life. We were able to see a great egret on the marsh and a turtle in the lake as well as a small lizard on the way back to the parking lot so the wild life is there you just have to be quiet and patient.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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willieb3077_12 wrote a review Dec 2018
Leland, North Carolina142 contributions85 helpful votes
Did a multi-generational 1+ mile hike around the lake on a nice December afternoon. The trails are well maintained and easy to follow. The lake is pretty and there are a couple of nice decks overlooking both the lake and the marsh/river where wildlife can be observed. There are also some interpretive signs that help to understand the flora and fauna. The park is well off the beaten path and I would consider it a hidden gem.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Anita27DeLand wrote a review Jun 2018
Ocala, Florida13 contributions6 helpful votes
It was a nice shady walk around the lake with the grandkids. It was easy enough for the young children to walk but we had to be very careful of ticks this time of year. Also had nice views of the tidal flats and water birds.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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