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I should know better. ‘Skeeters love me and it is a swamp. I didn’t see bears. Just mosquitos. From out of town with out bug spray but went for a run. Trail is actually an old retired section of road so very wide and in...More
Best place in Chesapeake for Bike riding. Great views, abundant wildlife, some areas provide nice shade. There are even new bathrooms half way down the trail. Take bug spray though because the bugs can get challenging.
Went for a bike ride on the trail on Tuesday, July 17th. Very relaxed ride on a hot and slightly humid day. At about mile 7, saw a black bear slowly crossing the road about 50 yards ahead. After a moment of "awww", I slammed...More
We had been to the side close to our house in Chesapeake but decided to take a ride to the other side in Suffolk. We took our beagle Bristol and set out. What a lot of people may not know is that there was a...More
This is a great multi-use paved trail! It is a flat 8.25 miles (16.5 out and back) long and offers bathrooms at the beginning and 3.5 mile mark and is handicapped accessible. The trail is a part of US 17 that was relocated and runs...More
Drove out to the Dismal Swamp. I was about an hour too late as I was wanting to get there to see the mist rising off Drummond Lake. With that being said, it was still worth it. Gorgeous scenery, and if you have a good...More
I love this place. I have been coming here for 12 years.
However in the past couple of years the "bike crowd" tight pants expensive bikes fly up and down here like they own the road. I stay on my side while walking the trail...More
My daughter and I ride our bikes on the trail all the time. Great anytime. We enjoy walking the trail however, the yellow flies are very heavy during the spring and summer. We have yet to see a black bear on the trail however, I...More
While the museum is small it very nice inside. The walking trail takes you into the swamp. There also are canoes for families. The staff is very helpful and even makes sure the kids all have their lifejackets on and assist you in getting launched.