Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Seasons: All
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- Site Access: Free, Weekends
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Site CNN05: Westmoreland Berry Farm/Voorhees Nature Preserve
Visitors should sign in at the farm store and ask for directions to the trailhead. The preserve has trails through mature deciduous forest, boardwalks that cross open wetlands, and spectacular vistas from bluffs overlooking the Rappahannock River. A well-maintained trail leads from the field edge, down a ridge, to the river's edge below. The trail crosses a 500-foot boardwalk that spans a freshwater meadow. A small stream crosses under the boardwalk. In mid to late summer, beautiful wildflowers including eastern Joe-Pye weed and orchids bloom near the stream. The trail continues along the Rappahannock River, offering stunning views from a 100-foot sand bluff. The path also runs by a record-size American beech tree.
From Wilmont Landing in King George County, return to the intersection of Rt. 681/SR 3. Turn right on SR 3 East, proceed 1.4 miles, and turn right on Rt. 634/Claymont Road. After traveling 0.9 miles, turn right on Rt. 637, drive 1.5 miles, and turn right into the drive for Westmoreland Berry Farm. Park next to the farm store on the left.