Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Seasons: All
  • Site Contact: (757) 596-7720
  • Site Access: Fee for the Museum, Grounds Free, Open Daily
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Site CLP08: The Mariners' Museum


A 550-acre park surrounds The Mariners' Museum, one of the area's foremost historic and educational centers. The Mariners' Museum Park includes the Noland Walking Trail and 167-acre Lake Maury. At the lake, boats may be rented to enhance the observation of the reservoir's waterfowl and dragonflies. The Noland Trail offers possible sightings of woodpeckers and songbirds, such as indigo bunting and summer tanager.


From Newport News Park, return to the intersection of SR 143 and SR 105. Turn right on SR 105 and follow the entrance ramp onto I-64 East. Travel for 9 miles to exit 258A/J. Clyde Morris Boulevard/US 17 south, turn right, and continue 2.5 miles. Cross Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard into the park entrance ahead.

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