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Walked/ran the loop trail through the area. Very nice hidden Gem in the Chester area. Benches and some shelters are scattered along the path making for easy spots to rest or view nature. I think this would be a great place to explore in the...More
This was a regular walk of mine around the lake at the Dutch Gap. It is great at all times of the year with views of the lake and for most of the walk it provides leafy shade. Great for birdwatching and wildlife, it is...More
went with a group of 4 kayaking here. the place to put in the kayaks is a little bit of a walk from the parking lot so be prepared - i would say from the parking lot to the dock is roughly 400-500 yards. it...More
We were looking forward to a couple of days of bird watching here; after all, this place is listed by the National Audubon Society as one of the top spots in Virginia. However, during our early October trip, their was a remarkable absence of birds....More
My wife and I wanted a new hiking experience so we drove from Virginia Beach to hike at Dutch Gap. We weren't disappointed!
The hike starts at the visitor center parking lot of Henricus Historical Park (which is awesome). From there you make your way...More
This place is a nasty hot mess. The citizens that using area are very nasty! Garbage left everywhere! Parking lots, river banks and shore lines littered with trash. Some people are dumping nasty garbage and scraps for the cats. The vultures loaf to eat the...More
Great place to drop a boat or kayak in the water. I don't recommend fishing by the plants in that section, but go out further in the water. It's beautiful out there on the river. Many people bow fish at night out there as well....More
If you love a good walk outdoors or a little kayaking mixed with a bit of history, this is the park for you! The well maintained 4.5 mile trail winds through some gorgeous Virginia wetlands. There are fishing piers located at points along the trail...More