Mattaponi

Description

The Mattaponi Loop offers a transition from the upland woods and river rapids of the Richmond Loop to the marsh locations of Mathews and Gloucester. Pine-oak forest communities dominate this rural area and are interspersed with farmland and freshwater tidal rivers. The loop features stops along the mighty rivers that divide Virginia’s western shore. A variety of wildlife can readily be seen along these waterways, including a myriad of waterfowl, nesting ospreys, and majestic bald eagles. The loop route guides visitors to pristine bald cypress-dominated bottomland forests where interesting reptiles, amphibians, and songbirds reside. The loop continues through the deciduous upland forest typical of the Middle Peninsula interior.

Loop Map

VBWT Loop: CMA

Services

Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce
804.693.2425
gccc@inna.net

New Kent Chamber of Commerce
804.932.9614
mdaniel445@aol.com

River Country Tourism Council
804.843.4499
hrsherwood@aol.com

Tappahannock-Essex Chamber of Commerce
804.443.5241
llumpkin@crosslink.net

West Point/Tri-Rivers Chamber of Commerce
804.843.4620
chamber@westpointva.com