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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (757)-336-6122 Email: fw5rw_cnwr@fws.gov Distance: 1.76 miles

Chincoteague NWR, located primarily on the Virginia side of Assateague Island, consists of more than 14,000 acres of beach, dunes, marsh, and maritime forest. Chincoteague NWR, originally established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory birds (with an emphasis on conserving greater snow geese), today provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and song birds, as well as other spe...

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Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

Email: null Distance: 7.24 miles

The Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge was created on July 10, 1975 when 373 acres of land were transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The refuge, comprised mainly of salt marsh and woodlands, is located east of Wattsville in Accomack County, Virginia and contains habitat for a variety of trust species, including up...

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Assateague Island National Seashore Park

Rank: 39 12 Activites Phone: (410)-641-1441 Email: asis_information@nps.gov Distance: 23.17 miles

Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.

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Martin National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: 41022826921 Email: fw5rw_bwnwr@fws.gov Distance: 38.76 miles

Martin National Wildlife Refuge includes the northern half of Smith Island, which lies 11 miles west of Crisfield, MD, and Watts Island, which is located between the eastern shore of Virginia and Tangier Island. Both islands are situated in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The Refuge was established in 1954 when the late Glenn L. Martin donated 2569 acres to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Since t...

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument Park

Distance: 53.16 miles

Harriet Tubman was a deeply spiritual woman who lived her ideals and dedicated her life to freedom. She is the Underground Railroad's best known conductor and in the decades before the Civil War, repeatedly risked her life to guide nearly 70 enslaved people to new lives of freedom in the North.Tubman would recognize the landscapes protected in this new national monument on Maryland's Eastern Shore

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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (410)-228-2677 Email: fw5rw_bwnwr@fws.gov Distance: 54.83 miles

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, located 12 miles south of Cambridge, Maryland, was established in 1933 as a refuge for migratory waterfowl. The refuge includes more than 27,000 acres, composed mainly of rich tidal marsh characterized by fluctuating water levels and variable salinity. Other habitat types include freshwater ponds, mixed evergreen and deciduous forests, and small amounts of crop...

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Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (302)-684-8419 Email: fw5rw_phnwr@fws.gov Distance: 62.82 miles

Prime Hook NWR is located 22 miles southeast of Dover, DE, near the western shore of Delaware Bay. In 1963, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge was established under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or any other management purpose, expressly for migratory birds. The refuge is considered to have one of the best existing wetland habitat areas a...

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Eastern Shore Of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (757)-331-2760 Email: fw5rw_esvnwr@fws.gov Distance: 65.72 miles

Lying at the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula, the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge serves as one of the country's most valuable stopovers for migratory birds. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, this 1,127-acre refuge was established in 1984 for migratory birds and endangered species management and for wildlife-dependent recreation including interpretation and e...

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Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (757)-331-2760 Email: fw5rw_esvnwr@fws.gov Distance: 67.81 miles

The Virginia Barrier Island chain, including Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, is one of only 17 sites in the United States classified as a "A Wetland of International Importance." The refuge is the southern most barrier island, separated from the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge by approximately one-half mile. Sand continues to expand the island's size, which is current...

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Annmarie Garden On St. John National Park

2 Activites Phone: (410)-326-4640 Distance: 68.95 miles

Annmarie Garden lies at the headwaters of St. John Creek and is just a few miles north of Solomons Island in beautiful Southern Maryland. The mission at Annmarie Garden is to provide a place to commune with nature through the creation and maintenance of public thematic outdoor garden rooms developed by artists and landscape architects. In these rooms, contemporary sculpture, flora and fauna prov...

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Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River National Park

Rank: 367 4 Activites Distance: 77.92 miles

It is an irresistible playground where unruly rapids check your skills as a canyon wren's definitive call cascades down ancient limestone cliffs. Below the chasm, the canyon's raw beauty dances across mirrored water. While the primal nature of the river stirs hunger for spirited adventure, the river is also an undulant ribbon of wetland corridor and, against all odds, the lifeblood of the desert.

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Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (804)-829-9020 Email: cyrus_brame@fws.gov Distance: 78.28 miles

Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge is one of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge is situated on the southwestern corner of the Chesapeake Bay in the City of Poquoson and is strategically located almost midpoint on the Atlantic Flyway. It consists of 3,501 acres of saltmarsh, shrub-scrub and wooded habitats that provide a haven ...

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Yorktown Battlefield Part Of Colonial National Historical Park

4 Activites Email: Roger_Green@nps.gov Distance: 81.03 miles

Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis's British army. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence.

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Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

15 Activites Phone: (302)-739-3436 Email: Jennifer.Holmes@state.de.us Distance: 81.72 miles

The Delaware Reserve encompasses over 6,000 acres from the freshwater wetlands, ponds and forest lands of the Blackbird Creek Reserve to the salt marsh, mudflats, tidal creeks and open water habitats of the St Jones Reserve and Delaware Bay. The Delaware Bay provides habitat for many species of waterfowl, finfish, as well as clams, oysters and crabs. It has the second largest concentration of mig...

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Colonial National Historical Park

Rank: 22 4 Activites Phone: (757)-898-3400 Email: roger_green@nps.gov Distance: 82.83 miles

On May 13, 1607, Jamestown was established as the first permanent English settlement in North America. Three cultures came together – European, Virginia Indian and African–to create a new society that would eventually seek independence from Great Britain. On October 19, 1781, American and French troops defeated the British at Yorktown in the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.

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Yorktown National Battlefield Park

1 Activites Phone: (757)-898-2410 Email: Roger_Green@nps.gov Distance: 82.87 miles

Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis's British army. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence.

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Cape Henry Memorial Part Of Colonial National Historical Park

Email: kirk_kehrberg@nps.gov Distance: 82.87 miles

English colonists first landed here in April 1607, erected a wooden cross and gave thanks for a successful crossing to a new land. In 1781, Americans could watch from these same sand dunes the largest naval battle of the Revolutionary War. Our French Allies defeated a British fleet just off this shore to set the stage for General George Washington's victory at Yorktown.

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Cape Henry Memorial Part Of Colonial National Historical Park

Phone: (757)-898-2410 Email: kirk_kehrberg@nps.gov Distance: 82.87 miles

English colonists first landed here in April 1607, erected a wooden cross and gave thanks for a successful crossing to a new land. In 1781, Americans could watch from these same sand dunes the largest naval battle of the Revolutionary War. Our French Allies defeated a British fleet just off this shore to set the stage for General George Washington's victory at Yorktown.

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Cape May National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (609)-463-0994 Email: howard_schlegel@fws.gov Distance: 83.58 miles

The Cape May National Wildlife Refuge is strategically located to conserve habitat for hundreds of thousands of migratory birds which pass through the area each year. As the New Jersey Coast and the Cape May Peninsula witness the loss of natural habitat, the refuge, in concert with various partners, is working to ensure that important habitats are preserved. These efforts will provide opportunit...

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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (302)-653-9345 Email: fw5rw_bhnwr@fws.gov Distance: 83.90 miles

Since 1937, Bombay Hook has hosted hundreds of thousands of migrating ducks, geese, shorebirds, and neotropical songbirds, all following old traditions of natural history, the spring and fall migrations. Tired and hungry, they seek shelter at Bombay Hook and feast on marsh grasses, fish, and other important foods before continuing their flight. Bombay Hook is one of many refuges providing criti...

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Fort Monroe National Monument Park

Phone: (757)-722-3678 Email: Kirsten_Talken-Spaulding@nps.gov Distance: 84.20 miles

Fort Monroe National Monument spans the American story through the 21st century: American Indian presence, Captain John Smith's journeys, a safe haven for freedom seekers during the Civil War, and a bastion of defense for the Chesapeake Bay. A public planning process will determine future public services and programming at this new national park with a centuries-old tradition.

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Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (804)-333-1470 Email: fw5rw_evrnwr@fws.gov Distance: 84.46 miles

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is the newest of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Established in 1996, the goal of the Refuge is to protect 20,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands along the River and its major tributaries. As of May 2005, a total of 7,393 acres have been purchased from willing sellers or donat...

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Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

15 Activites Phone: (804)-684-7135 Email: slwarence@vims.edu Distance: 85.60 miles

The Chesapeake Bay (VA) National Estuarine Research Reserve features four components that are all within the York River basin--Goodwin Islands, Catlett Islands, Taskinas Creek and Sweet Hall Marsh. Like most of the reserves in the national system, Chesapeake Bay-VA is diverse. The source of its diversity is its range of salinity gradient. Salinity is an important determinate of what species can li...

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Colonial Parkway

Phone: (757)-898-2410 Email: COLO_Interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 86.35 miles

The Colonial Parkway not only illustrates the English colonial experience in America, but is also an outstanding example of American parkway design. Retaining its original scenic and historic integrity to a remarkable degree, the 23-mile route connects the historic sites of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.

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Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Park

3 Activites Phone: (757)-599-3122 Email: monitor@noaa.gov Distance: 89.02 miles

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary was designated the nation's first national marine sanctuary on January 30, 1975. The site was the wreck of the USS Monitor, a Civil War vessel that lies off the coast of North Carolina. The Monitor was the prototype for a class of U.S. Civil War ironclad, turreted warships that significantly altered both naval technology and marine architecture in the nineteenth c...

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