By discovering nature, you discover yourself. When you come to visit the Middle Peninsula, to discover the unique ecosystems that make up this place, be sure to discover the nature that defines it. The waterways and the wildlife. The trails and the parks.
One of the Middle Peninsula’s largest and most well-known parks, Beaverdam Park has loads of activities for everyone. Aside from picnic spaces and numerous trails, the park also offers boat and canoe rentals, geocaching, and more.
Named and based on the home of Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, Jellystone Park lies along the Severn River and includes a water park, crabbing and fishing piers, paddleboats, beaches, and even laser tag.
Primarily a skate park, Brown Park features a half pipe as well as various ramps and railings for skaters of any level. Outside of the concrete skating area, there is also a large grassy area perfect for picnics.
The King and Queen fish hatchery is important not just to its local county, but to all of the communities in Virginia. Established in 1937, the hatchery works to bolster the population of native marine species all over the state, so people can continue to fish in local lakes. This warm water hatchery raises species such as largemouth bass, bluegill and walleye.
If you’ve ever experienced the need for speed, satisfy your desire safely and off public roads at the Newtown Dragway sand racetrack on Byrd’s Mill Road. Whether an aspiring racer or an avid spectator, Newtown Dragway has plenty of events for you this summer, with various all-terrain vehicle and truck nights
As one of the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s most pristine waterways, the Dragon Run flows forty miles, northwest to southeast, along and through non-tidal and tidal bald cypress swamp situated in portions of Essex, King and Queen, Middlesex, and Gloucester counties that drain into the Piankatank River and out into the Chesapeake Bay. The Dragon Run plays a central role in the Middle Peninsula’s culture and identity. Natural resources – forestry and farming – have long been the bedrock of the watershed’s economy. These land uses, together with extensive swamps and unique natural resources, are the main reason that the Dragon Run remains wild and secluded.
This trail is southeast of Richmond in New Kent County. A great stroll in the woods and ideal for short winter hikes due to its length of just 3.4 miles. There is not much in the way of views as you would experience in the mountains, but we found it a very relaxing hike with some good up and downs.
The airport in West Point is called Middle Peninsula Regional Airport and was built in the 1940′s. Skydiving started in West Point Virginia in 1962. It was first used to train military pilots for World War II. Today, the airport is used for general aviation, with all types of aircrafts using the facilities. West Point is one of the country’s oldest civilian skydiving locations.
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