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Address: 411 Coxendale Road, Chester, VA 23836
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Nice & easy hiking trail alongside James River

This 4 to 5 miles hiking trail is perfect for an easy hike, 1 to 2 hours depending on the time you spend watching the birds and the outlooks on James River. Nice view spots on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2015
Stefan_Lempereur
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Paris, France

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

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 cat food, scraps and trash. Your vehicle is likely to get damaged!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

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. All assortments of fish. Plenty of parking for boat trailers. All is free and open... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia, United States
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a nice place to enjoy some peace and quiet. Take a book to read and just sit and watch natural beauty. I don't camp much but it was relaxing.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

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 and rough camping/picnic spots on the peninsula. If kayaking or canoeing is your thing, the... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Ask to speak to Mark Battista, great coordinator for this awesome experience. Get together a group of friends (10-15) everyone pays about $15-$20pp...and that includes ALL your gear and guides! They spend some time teaching about these top water kayaks, how to paddle, and then you're off! No experience needed. They take you through a "graveyard" some marsh flats, to... More 

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Paris, France
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This 4 to 5 miles hiking trail is perfect for an easy hike, 1 to 2 hours depending on the time you spend watching the birds and the outlooks on James River. Nice view spots on the river. We saw lots of birds including herons, eagles and even a group of turkey vultures.

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Chester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

If you want to kyak, canoe, hike or just have a good day (picnic) this is the place to go. They have a great boat landing and this will put you out on the river. Nice place to spend the day at.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We had some time to kill, so went to check out Dutch Gap. Followed some winding roads to get there -- it's sort of tucked away. The conservation area was a nice place to take a walk, learn some history, etc. Many birds singing.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

A very well marked and well kept quiet spot in the RVA area. Plenty of trail to hike, and quiet fishing spots

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

We stopped by here by chance on a road trip, and I hope to find an excuse to go back! We love water, so the scenery was perfect for us. I recommend it!

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