Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Site Contact: (804) 769-4280
  • Site Access: Free, Daily


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Site CMA09: Dabney's Mill Pond/Lester Manor Boat Ramp


This site features a boat ramp from which visitors can launch canoes or kayaks. Secondary growth bottomland forest surrounds the creek and parking area. The forest is home to breeding woodland and bottomland inhabitants, such as, the prothonotary warbler and the wood thrush. Butterflies and odonates can be spotted near the creek. Visitors can expect good bird diversity here during spring and fall migration.


From Zoar State Forest, return to US 360. Turn right and travel 7.0 miles to Dabney's Mill Road/Rt. 604. Go right (west) and follow it for 4.3 miles. Turn left on Landing Road and proceed to the road's end. To return to the interstate, return to US 360 via Rt. 604 and turn right (south) onto US 360. Follow US 360 for approximately 11.0 miles to I-295.

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