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Birding – Boat Rentals & Instruction - Bridle Trails – Cruises -Cycling – Fishing - Gardens, Farms, Markets & Fairs – Golf -Hunting – Marinas – Nature Trails – Water Trails

 

BIRDING

Northern Neck Birding Trail
Running though the cradle of the nation’s birthplace, the 21-site Coastal Northern Neck Loop of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail features a wide diversity of songbirds, wading birds, waterfowl, bald eagles and butterflies in a multitude of habitats—salt and freshwater marshes, croplands and open fields.

 

BOAT RENTALS & INSTRUCTION

Bay Breeze Kayak Rentals
Come visit Colonial Beach and have the full experience by kayak. See the marine wildlife, birds, and natural beaches. Monroe Bay provides a beautiful shoreline to explore. 1787 Castlewood Drive, Colonial Beach. 804-224-7230.

Belle Isle State Park
Nestled on a secluded peninsula at the confluence of Deep Creek and the Rappahannock River on Virginia’s Northern Neck, the beautiful 733-acre park with 7 miles of Rappahannock River shoreline rents canoes, kayaks, and powerboats. 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 804-462-5030 or 800-933-PARK.

Calm Waters Rowing
Bed, Breakfast & Rowing: This all-inclusive package is geared towards all types, from the complete novice to the experienced sculler. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the sport or just want to brush up on your skills, spend a few days with us! Each day you’ll enjoy the elegant accommodations of the Inn at Levelfields while receiving three coached on-the-water sessions with a talk and demonstration before the row, videotape analysis and three hearty and delicious meals. If you enjoy hiking and/or birding, we have trails just a mile away where the bird life is abundant. Just the other day, a bald eagle was spotted in our backyard and there are herons on the lake. Lancaster, near Kilmarnock. (804) 435-6887/(800) 238-5578

Westmoreland State Park
Facilities include boat ramp, hiking trails, sandy beach, pool, cabins, retreat lodge, campsites, and camping cabins. The Potomac River Retreat at Westmoreland State Park offers an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this historic river. This unique abode is perfect for any occasion: reunions, meetings, retreats, conferences or just a simple vacation. Westmoreland County, VA. (804) 493-8821/(800) 933-PARK

Yankee Point Marina, Inc.
Daily and hourly rentals of Sunfish, kayaks and canoes. Dinghy dock launching, great location on scenic Myer Creek. Lancaster, 804.462.7018

 

BRIDLE TRAILS

Belle Isle State Park
Bridle trails. 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 804-462-5030 or 800-933-PARK.

 

CRUISES

Bethpager Rivah Cruises
Spend an afternoon fishing or just cruising on the Bethpager, a traditional Chesapeake Bay Deadrise vessel. Cruise with us out to the Rappahannock River and into the historic harbor of Urbanna. Our knowledgeable Captain knows the best spots to fish and most interesting stories. 679 Brown’s Lane, Urbanna. 804.758.4349.

Chesapeake Bay Camp-Resort Chesapeake Bay and Smith Island Cruises
Day cruises to quaint Smith Island in Chesapeake Bay. Tour island, museum, shops, lunch. May-October 15. Reservations and minimum required. 382 Campground Road, Reedville 804.453.3430

Skipjack Claud W. Somers
Cruise aboard the 1911 restored skipjack from Cockrell’s Creek to the Great River Wicomico River or the Chesapeake Bay. Observe first-hand the wildlife, watermen and beautiful shorelines while learning about Virginia’s historic Northern Neck. Sailing most Saturdays, May-October. For a sailing schedule or to arrange a charter, call 804.453.6529

Tangier Island and Rappahannock River Cruises
Day cruises to Tangier Island from Reedville or up the Rappahannock River from Tappahannock. Reservations required.  468 Buzzard Point Road, Reedville. 800.598.BOAT (2628) or 804.453.2628

 

CYCLING

Northern Neck Heritage Trail Bicycling Route

Enjoy the beauty of the Northern Neck by bicycle. Come ride past the fishing villages and historic sites of our uncluttered land. We’re slower down here and we like it that way. You will, too. The Northern Neck trail is part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. Four relatively easy bicycle trails are available to tour which represent the essence of the Northern Neck. Additional information on touring the Northern Neck by bicycle is available through the Potomac Heritage Explorer site. Enjoy and have a safe journey.

 

FISHING

BayQuest Sport Fishing Charters
Fish or cruise the Potomac River and mid-Chesapeake Bay aboard the 43′ BayQuest. Evening dinner cruises to waterfront restaurants. Day trips to Smith Island or Tangier Island. USCG-licensed for 23-passengers. Captain David Rowe at your service!  Lottsburg, 804.529.6725

Captain Billy’s Charters
Boat, canoe and kayak rentals. Sunset, Tangier Island, bachelor parties, or birthday cruises. Up to 41 passengers. 545 Harvey’s Neck Road, Heathsville. 804.580.7292

Crabbe’s Charter Fishing
Full-time resident guide services by Captain Danny Crabbe with 40 years’ experience. Private fishing charters, custom cruises, watermen’s heritage/eco-tours.  USCG licensed up to 28 passengers. Smith Point, Reedville. 804.761.0908

Midnight Sun
Fifty-foot custom -built charterboat operating out of Smith Point Marina.  Services include fishing, sunset and dinner cruises. Resident guide with local knowledge.  804.580.0245

On the Water Custom Power Charters
Captain Gene; 804-436-3898

Pittman’s Charters, Inc.
Charter fishing, day and evening dinner cruises. Over 25 years experience. 2009 catches averaged 71 fish per day! Group cruises to Tangier Island. Reedville, 804.453.3643

Rappahannock River National Wildlife Refuge
On the banks of the Rappahannock River, here are details of fishing at Wilna Pond

R.W.’s Sport Shop
Fishing and hunting supplies, custom-built rods, rod and reel repair, fishing licenses, bait. Open 7 days a week. 1434 Northumberland Highway, Callao, 804.529.5634

 

GARDENS, FARMS, FARMER’S MARKETS and FAIRS

Historic Garden Week
April 18-25, 2015

Garner’s Produce
On Route 3, 7 mi. east of Montross. Fruit, vegetables & flowers! 22645 Kings Highway, Warsaw.

Westmoreland Berry Farm
Visit the Northern Neck’s favorite family fun farm along the Rappahannock! Fresh fruit, farm products, food, sundaes, picnic/play area. Open daily, May-December. 1235 Berry Farm Lane. Oak Grove, 800-997-2377 or 804-224-9171

Colonial Beach Market Day
Fourth Saturday of the month from May through November 9 am – 3 pm. Town Hill. Bluemont Concert 12-2pm 804-224-0021

Heathsville Farmers Market
Third Saturday of the month from April through November. 9am- 1pm on third Saturday, April – October. Located behind Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville.For more information call Rice’s Hotel/ Hughlett’s Tavern at 804-580-3377

Irvington Farmers Market
First Saturday of the month from May through November, 9am-1pm. Irvington Town Commons. Sponsored by the Irvington Village Improvement Association. 804.438.9088

King George Farmers Market
Hours/Locations: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – Noon / King George Elementary School at the corner of Rt. 3 and Rt. 205, April 27- November 16; Holly Jolly Holiday Market December 14.  10381 Ridge Rd., King George KGFarmersMarket@gmail.com (540) 775-3062

Reedville Winter Market
Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. 804.453.6529

Richmond County Fair
The Richmond County Fair is an annual celebration of community and life in the Northern Neck. It is held the last full week of August every year. Lots of animals, crafts, exhibits, rides and much more for the family to enjoy!

 

 

GOLF

Bethpage Miniature Golf and Ice Creamery
18 Holes & 20 Flavors! Get into the swing of things at our beautifully landscaped 18-hole miniature golf course. The clubhouse includes an Ice Creamery with all your favorite Hershey’s old fashioned hand dipped ice cream. We are open to the public April through November. It is a wonderful facility for groups and private parties. 4817 Old Virginia Street, Urbanna. 804.758.GOLF (4653)

Golden Eagle Golf Club
Carved out of the beautiful Virginia wooded landscape around a 50-acre lake, the Golden Eagle Golf Course features exciting elevation changes and well-placed bunkers for all skill levels, along with a driving range and clubhouse. Unforgettable signature holes and water elements abound. Irvington. 804.438.5000

King Carter Golf Course
Lancaster County’s newest 18-hole championship course. Semi-private club, memberships available. A must play. For tee times, call 804.435.7842

Quinton Oaks Golf Course
262 Quinton Oaks Lane, Callao, 804.529.5367 

 

 

HUNTING

Belle Isle State Park
For more information, see the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s website.

Litwalton Lodge
Hunting B&B package with all meals! Duck and goose hunting, upland game hunting, gill netting, oystering and crabbing. The Complete Northern Neck Experience. Mid-November to mid-April.  Litwalton, 804.462.9973

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect and enhance important habitat for migratory birds along the Rappahannock River and its tributaries.

R.W.’s Sport Shop
Hunting and fishing supplies, custom-built rods, rod and reel repair, fishing licenses, bait. Open 7 days a week. 1434 Northumberland Highway, Callao, 804.529.5634

 

 

MARINAS

Buzzard’s Point Marina
Reedville/Fairport, 804.453.3545

Carter’s Cove Marina
347 Carter’s Cove Drive, Weems, 804.438.5299

Chesapeake Bay-Smith Island Marina
Transient and annual covered slips. 30 amp electric and water. Pumpout for boats. Hot showers, swimming pool, ice, groceries, laundry, mini-golf. Sunnybank Road to 382 Campground Road, Reedville/Little Wicomico River, 804.453.3430

Chesapeake Boat Basin
1686 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock, 804.435.3110

Coan River Marina
Potomac River/Coan River, Lottsburg. 804.529.6767

Cockrell’s Marine Railway, Inc.
Slips up to 70 ft. with metered electric and 16,000 lb lift slips available. 50-ton railway and 25-ton travel lift. Fiberglass and wooden hull repair. Full service marine contractor for bulkheads, docks, boathouses, boat lifts and jetties. 309 Railway Drive, Little Wicomico River. 804.453.3560

Coles Point Marina & Boatyard
Boatyard and 138 slip marina, 190 Plantation Drive, Hague.  804.472.4011. Follow them on Facebook.

Colonial Beach Yacht Center
Full-service marina and Dockside Restaurant. Transients welcome. Mechanical services. Fishing licenses, bait, boat brokerage, covered and open slips. Fuel, ice, marine store on site.  Colonial Beach, 804.224.7230

Fairport Marina
Fairport, 804.453.5002

Great Wicomico River Marina
Glebe Point, 804.453.3351

Ingram Bay Marina
Great Wicomico River, Towles Creek, 804.580.7292

Jennings Boat Yard
169 Boat Yard Road, Fairport, 804.453.7181

Kinsale Harbor Yacht Club
Hwy. 203, Kinsale, 804.472.2514

Krentz Marine Railway
3048 Harryhogan Road, Callao, 804.529.6851

Lewisetta Marina
410 Church Lane, Lottsburg, 804.529.7299

Olverson’s Lodge Creek Marina
200 sail/power slips, 140 secure covered RV and boat storage bays, new ramps.  Located at 1161 Melrose Road, or by water, Potomac River/Yeocomico River/Lodge Creek, Lottsburg, 804.529.6868 or 800.529.5071

Pittman’s Marina
Cockrell’s Creek, Reedville, 804.453.3643

Port Kinsale Marina
Western Branch, Yeocomico River, Kinsale, 804.472.2044

Rappahannock Yachts
Full service on Carter’s Creek for sail and power vessels from a 35-slip marina and boatyard. Classic yacht restoration. Westerbeke, Universal, Volvo, Mercruiser, fiberglass, electrical/mechanical systems, electronics, rigging, Awlgrip, varnish. Office open seven days a week. 70 Rappahannock Road, Irvington, 804.438.5353

Reedville Marina
Reedville Marina is an Authorized Northern Neck Dealer for Connect-A-Dock Products. Cockrell’s Creek, Reedville, 804.453.3047

Smith Point Marina 
Full service Virginia Clean Marina, located off the Little Wicomico River, “where the fish live”! Slips, power, fuel, boat haulout and repair, ship’s store, ice, bait, propane, laundry, wifi, ramp, camping.  Reedville, 804.453.4077

Stanford’s Marine Railway
829 Robin Grove Lane, Colonial Beach, 804.224.7644

Tiffany Yachts
Jessie Ball Dupont Memorial Highway, Burgess, 804.453.3464

Whelan’s Marina
3993 Hales Point Road, Farnham, 804.394.9500

White Point Marina
Kinsale, 804.472.2977

Windmill Point Marina
40 Windjammer Lane, White Stone, 804.436.1818

Yankee Point Marina, Inc.
Rated “Best in the Bay” in four categories in Chesapeake Bay Magazine Reader Poll in 2009. 103 slips with 30/50 amp power, full service boatyard with 40-ton lift, complete yacht restoration, 65′ indoor paint barn, cabinet shop, Yanmar Gold Plus Dealer ramp, pool, cafe, wifi, ship’s store, rental cottage, laundry, non-ethanol fuel, pump-out. Lancaster, 804.462.7018

 

NATURE TRAILS

Belle Isle State Park
Nestled on a secluded peninsula at the confluence of Deep Creek and the Rappahannock River on Virginia’s Northern Neck, the Bel Air Mansion is the natural choice for a romantic getaway, family reunions, vacations, small meetings, retreats and conferences. Beautiful 733-acre park with 7 miles of Rappahannock River shoreline. Hiking, canoeing, bridle path, and boat rentals. Lancaster County, VA. 804-462-5030 or 800-933-PARK.

Caledon State Park
This 2,579 acres along the Potomac River has one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the East Coast. Bald eagle observation tours, picnicking,hiking trails, educational programs, information center and gift shop. Route 218, King George County, VA. (540) 663-3861/(800) 933-PARK.

Westmoreland State Park
Facilities include boat ramp, hiking trails, sandy beach, pool, cabins, retreat lodge, campsites, and camping cabins. The Potomac River Retreat at Westmoreland State Park offers an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this historic river. This unique abode is perfect for any occasion: reunions, meetings, retreats, conferences or just a simple vacation. Westmoreland County, VA. (804) 493-8821/(800) 933-PARK

 

WATER TRAILS

Lancaster County

Lancaster County

 

 

Northumberland County

Visit the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship‘s site

 

Richmond County

The Cat Point Creek Water Trail and the Morattico Creek & Lancaster Creek Water Trail

Westmoreland County


Westmoreland County Water Trails