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Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

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Son Wanted to go Birdwatching

After may 5yo son wanted to go birdwatching, I frantically searched for a place that was close... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Portsmouth, Virginia
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Nature in the City

A quiet nature preserve off of twin pines road in Portsmouth. The trails are well maintained while... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2019
Ed C
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4510 Twin Pines Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23703-1531
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

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,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ed C
Reviewed December 30, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank willieb3077_12
Reviewed June 21, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anita27DeLand
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I used to live 10 minutes from this lovely place and went there very often. I never had enough and was never boring since it has so many trails and hidden corners, that every time you go, you discover something new. My favorite spot was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Carla S
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve is a beautiful park with a small, but gorgeous walking trail. The lake is beautiful and the oyster reef is fascinating. We had the privilege of running into Mike R., past president, on our way in and he was incredibly nice...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Caressa H
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Very lovely wildlife preserve. Small but beautifully kept. There is a main trail along the lake and other smaller trails. Quiet and peaceful but that is probably because they don't allow dogs or running children. It is a nice place to go for a romantic...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank GeriLynn R
Reviewed April 26, 2017

We live nearby so go to Hoffler Creek several times a month. Really enjoyed the Halloween party where there was a hay ride, a spooky hike and lots of games and activities for children.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank kfoster2017
Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is a small but nice part in Portsmouth. There is a few trails, one is a big loop around a pond, the others extend off the big loop. They rent Kayaks here. The hours are rather limiting, 10 am to 4 pm Tuesdays -...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

I figured the mosquitoes would not be too bad if I kept moving. I WAS WRONG!! This is a lovely park. Decent walking trail around a small lake. No running/jogging allowed.😕 No pets allowed either.

Date of experience: September 2016
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