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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Suffolk Loop

Description

Cumulatively, these inland sites offer a diversity of aquatic habitats, linking the lowlands of southeastern Virginia to the tributaries of Chesapeake Bay. Habitats range from vast freshwater swamps to large reservoirs surrounded by forest, to creekside riparian woodlands, to brackish marshes. Within this milieu of communities, naturalists will encounter a wide variety of organisms ranging from carpenter frogs to black bears. The Suffolk Loop includes the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a paradise to birders around the world and home to rare flora and fauna that may be found nowhere else in the state.

Loop Map

Services

City of Suffolk, Division of Tourism
866.SEE.SUFK
lbrugeman@city.suffolk.va.us

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
757.622.2312
Jhornbec@hrccva.com

Hampton Roads Chamber-Portsmouth
757.664.2560
lstaylor@hrccva.com

Portsmouth Convention & Visitors Bureau
800.767.8782
earlest@ci.portsmouth.va.us

The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail Program recommends checking the following Web sites for lodging, restaurants and other service providers:

Virginia Accomodations Virginia Green