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Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 5003 Hallett Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1128
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Great canoe or kayak launch here. a lovely short walk to see the bunker, gun and old cemetery. , and a bigger boat launch nearby. Great canoe or kayak launch here. We paddled... read more

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Southern Tier NYS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great canoe or kayak launch here. a lovely short walk to see the bunker, gun and old cemetery. , and a bigger boat launch nearby. Great canoe or kayak launch here. We paddled through the lovely marsh and watched birds.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly great place. There is a 16" gun here off the Missouri.. Be sure to time your visit when the visitor's center is open. The volunteer was absolutely super - she knew the area, the birds, the history -- We developed a new appreciation for the are - we will definitely be back..

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148 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 I am in this area again.

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Thank Andreas M
Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 worth stopping for especially if you are into nature and its preservation.

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Vienna, Virginia
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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) of a former WWII fort. The shortness of the visit overcame the somewhat irritating noise... More 

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1 Thank MurryTC
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Visited for a Naturalists course and learned from the presentations , exhibits and walks! Nicely maintained with knowledgeable staff.

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1 Thank Becky R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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2 Thank William M
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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.

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1 Thank Dave C
Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 hike or bike.

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