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Lake Drummond is a freshwater lake located in the middle of the Great Dismal Swamp. The lake has an unusually low pH level due to acidic materials from the surrounding soil leeching into the swamp, making the wildlife in the lake limited. There is boating and fishing allowed on the lake.
The False Cape State Park is named after the on-site False Cape and is located between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. At this state park, you can indulge in kayaking, camping, hiking, biking and similar other activities. There is no vehicular access to the park, so campers and adventurers will have to hoof it or boat in.
The Chesapeake Arboretum was founded in 1996 and consists of 47 acres. In addition to the mature forest the arboretum comprises, there are also ample trails and demonstration gardens. The arboretum contains about three and a half total miles of trails that pass through all the different parts of the park.
The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a freshwater refuge located in Virginia Beach, right on the Atlantic coast. The refuge provides a place for migratory birds to feed and rest during their long, seasonal journeys. Because of this, Back Bay is a bird-watcher's paradise. With over 9000 acres, there is more wildlife to be spotted than just birds, so grab your binoculars and head down for a day in the great outdoors.
Zoom around on the wheels as you get an adrenaline rush at the Skate High. The place is a skating club that hosts events which are very exciting to watch. If you are a fresher and scared to try your skills, sign up for a lesson and the professionals will teach you the basic know-how. To know more about the place, check the website.
Lynnhaven Golf Park is a mini golf course located in Virginia Beach. The golf premises are also available for private parties and events.
The American Rover Tall Ship Cruises offer visitors a unique way to tour the Hampton Roads harbor. Easily visible with its distinctive red sails, tours leave daily, rain or shine, from their dock by Town Point Park. Each tour is narrated and passengers can participate in the ship's operation. See their website for tour times and ticket prices.
Located in Downtown Norfolk, on the waterfront, Town Point Park host scores of events throughout the year. Events include the Friday-after-work concert series, Harborfest, Town Point Jazz and Blues Festival, and the ever popular Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival. The park is situated adjacent to the Waterside Festival Marketplace.
Part of the Nauticus Maritime Center, the USS Wisconsin came to Norfolk in 2000. The ship is over 60 years old, first launched in 1943, and is one of the largest battleships ever built by the US Navy. Children and history buffs especially love it, and docents are placed in various spots on board to answer any questions about the ship's colorful history.
See Norfolk by water as well as by sea on one of the Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises. This two hour narrated tour departs from Nauticus and cruises through Hampton Roads Harbor and on the Elizabeth River to give you a glimpse of the Naval Base from this aquatic view point. You will sail past submarines, aircraft carriers and other impressive military vehicles and installations. The interior of the boat is air conditioned and there is also a gift shop and snack bar. Check the website for schedules.
This extremely popular tourist walk takes visitors through some of Norfolk's most significant heritage sites. Visitors can experience over 400 years worth of history. Sights include the 1673 Half Moone Fort and the stately St Paul's Church. It's a leisurely, fascinating way to see the best of Norfolk's rich history. Call for more details.
This fascinating trail is built on an old railroad right-of-way and it passes through an interesting part of modern Norfolk and some of its heritage sites. Walkers can visit the Norfolk Fort, where several early 19th-century buildings still survive, including a dungeon. The trail winds by the waters of Hampton Roads, giving walkers a chance to see ships and tankers, not to mention various birds and other indigenous wildlife. It's a great walk to do at any time of year and is completely free.