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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

James River Loop

Description

The James River cuts its way through the Blue Ridge and across the Virginia Piedmont to eventually empty into the Chesapeake Bay. Here along its middle reaches, this mighty river is flanked by towering sycamores and rolling pastures. Wildlife abounds along its banks with pileated woodpeckers' raucous cries echoing from the deeper woods and furtive common yellowthroats singing from its weedy edges. The James River Loop will introduce visitors to an assortment of wildlife management areas, as well as, the forested wilderness areas of Fortune's Cove. This loop, perhaps more than any other in the Piedmont, gives a sense of wilderness and untouched natural beauty increasingly hard to find elsewhere.

Loop Map

Services

Buckingham Chamber of Commerce
434.983.2372
info@buckinghamchamber.org

Charlottesville/Albermarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
877.386.1102
shore@charlottesville.org

Fluvana County Chamber of Commerce
434.589.3262
fluvannacountycoc@earthlink.net

Nelson County Chamber of Commerce
434.263.5971

Nelson County Convention and Visitors Bureau
800.282.8223
mcorum@nelsoncounty.org

Scottsville Chamber of Commerce
434.286.9083
brian@tehansales.com

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

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