Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Seasons: Spring, Fall
- Site Contact: (757) 255-4308 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Site Access: Free, Daily dawn to dusk
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Site CSF03: Sleepy Hole Park
This is a small multi-use park nestled between a rural subdivision and a local golf course. The park is primarily managed for public recreation. The site includes manicured grass fields, eastern deciduous forest and a river front bluff. The bluff offers great views of the Nansemond River, which may hold a number of waterfowl species, particularly in winter. A nature trail meanders through the upland forest and is marked by arrows. The woods may be crowded with birds during spring migration because it offers a small patch of habitat for feeding and resting in an otherwise heavily developed landscape. The 30-acre lake here may also attract a variety of wildlife.
From Bennett's Creek Park, return to US 17 and turn left/north. Follow US 17 North for 1.5 miles to Rt. 627/Bennett's Pasture Road. Turn left on Bennett's Pasture Road and follow it for 2.7 miles to Rt. 629/Sleepy Hole Road. Follow Rt. 629 for 0.8 miles to Sleepy Hole Park Road and the park entrance on the left.