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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
+1 757-331-2760
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Very nice park

After crossing the chesapeake bridge-tunnel I have found this park by chance. It is absolutely a... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Andreas M
via mobile
Family friendly and informative

Stopped here right after crossing the bridge to the Eastern Shore and visiting the Welcome Center... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
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5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
+1 757-331-2760
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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
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Great place to stop on the way up or down the Delmarva Penn. Must see the WW2 bunker that protected the east coast from the Nazi threat. Would be better if they add a real replicate of the actual gun used in harbor protection.

1  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We rode our bikes on the Southern tip trail from Kiptopeke State Park to the Refuge (2.5 miles) and had a great visit in the Welcome Center. Excellent interactive exhibits, an area for kids to explore, a bird viewing area, and several trails you can...More

1  Thank sapoypato
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Went twice in 2 weeks, first time with 4 yr old. Excellent interactive area for kids of all ages to handle/identify turtle shells, marine life bones, fossils, shells etc. nice movie for overview of the area. Birding room with binoculars. Learn that the area is...More

1  Thank netherholt
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The Welcome Center on the southern tip of the peninsula allows for 48 hour parking.The trails around the Welcome Center went back into the Eastern Shore of Virginia Wildlife Refuge where we found some old WWII forts and a very large gun. This bunker is...More

2  Thank MortonsOnTheMove
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Bridget B
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.