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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

#4 of 14 things to do in Cape Charles Features Animals
5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
+1 757-331-2760
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Nice nature hike with a taste of histoey

Nice trails along the marsh areas of the eastern shore. Visit the information building for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Wonderful learning environment!

We visited the center and enjoyed the displays in the center along with the walking paths to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fairfax, Virginia
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5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
+1 757-331-2760
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice trails along the marsh areas of the eastern shore. Visit the information building for background and history, nice place to start your hike. The Ranger on duty was very engaging and helpful. Don't miss the the WWII gun placement.

Thank Rouble10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the center and enjoyed the displays in the center along with the walking paths to the overlooks. It was just beautiful and we enjoyed the butterfly garden. The ranger was very helpful as he described the history of the area. We will definitely...More

Thank 550BarbaraJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great canoe or kayak launch here. a lovely short walk to see the bunker, gun and old cemetery. , and a bigger boat launch nearby. Great canoe or kayak launch here. We paddled through the lovely marsh and watched birds.

Thank VegGardenPro
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Surprisingly great place. There is a 16" gun here off the Missouri.. Be sure to time your visit when the visitor's center is open. The volunteer was absolutely super - she knew the area, the birds, the history -- We developed a new appreciation for...More

Thank gcoxjr
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

After crossing the chesapeake bridge-tunnel I have found this park by chance. It is absolutely a nice place to have a walk on the ways through the nature and calm down. It is so peaceful observing the nature. I would come back for definete when...More

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Stopped here right after crossing the bridge to the Eastern Shore and visiting the Welcome Center. The exhibits were well done and informative and the staff was very helpful. You can explore at your own pace. It is very kid friendly too. It is definitely...More

Thank livnlrn
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

And great for kids. The short hike (also accessible from the road before the bridge toll) had lots to offer, including views of the second tallest lighthouse in the US, marshlands with lots of birds and butterflies, an informative visitor center, and remnants (including cannons)...More

1  Thank MurryTC
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Visited for a Naturalists course and learned from the presentations , exhibits and walks! Nicely maintained with knowledgeable staff.

1  Thank Becky R
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

There are other little treasures to discover here but its about birds. Great for families as well as those who have a love of wildlife. Please stop here and spend a little time.

2  Thank William M
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to spend a couple of hours.Friendly and knowledgeable staff in the visitors center. Nice trails and nicely maintained.

1  Thank Dave C
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Bridget B
Is there a charge to go there? I didn't see any information about that on the site. It looks like a great place to go and see the nature.
21 June 2015|
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.
What happened to the north side of the Butterfly Trail,when we went there today (3/21/15) most of the bushes and trees looked like they had been devastated by a tornado! Such a shame.
22 March 2015|
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