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Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (757)-331-2760 Email: fw5rw_esvnwr@fws.gov Distance: 117.48 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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Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (804)-829-9020 Email: cyrus_brame@fws.gov Distance: 118.70 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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Eastern Shore Of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (757)-331-2760 Email: fw5rw_esvnwr@fws.gov Distance: 119.80 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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Moores Creek National Battlefield Park

Rank: 246 2 Activites Phone: (910)-283-5591 Email: jonathan_grubbs@nps.gov Distance: 123.71 miles

Loyalists were unaware of what they would encounter as they charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776. Just beyond the bridge nearly 1,000 North Carolina patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. This dramatic victory ended British rule in the colony forever.

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Yorktown Battlefield Part Of Colonial National Historical Park

4 Activites Email: Roger_Green@nps.gov Distance: 126.08 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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Colonial National Historical Park

Rank: 22 4 Activites Phone: (757)-898-3400 Email: roger_green@nps.gov Distance: 126.35 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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Historic Jamestowne Part Of Colonial National Historical Park

Email: kirk_kehrberg@nps.gov Distance: 127.29 miles

Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas where a successful English colonization of North America began. Despite early struggles to survive, the 1607 settlement evolved into a prosperous colony. As the colony expanded, the Virginia Indians were pushed out of their homeland. In 1619, the arrival of Africans was recorded, marking the origin of slavery in English North America.

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Historic Jamestowne Part Of Colonial National Historical Park

4 Activites Phone: (757)-898-2400 Email: kirk_kehrberg@nps.gov Distance: 127.29 miles

Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas where a successful English colonization of North America began. Despite early struggles to survive, the 1607 settlement evolved into a prosperous colony. As the colony expanded, the Virginia Indians were pushed out of their homeland. In 1619, the arrival of Africans was recorded, marking the origin of slavery in English North America.

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Yorktown National Battlefield Park

1 Activites Phone: (757)-898-2410 Email: Roger_Green@nps.gov Distance: 129.31 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: 129.31 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: 129.31 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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Colonial Parkway

Phone: (757)-898-2410 Email: COLO_Interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 130.52 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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Falls Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (919)-846-9332 Distance: 134.92 miles

The US Army Corps of Engineers and the State of North Carolina would like to welcome you to Falls Lake. A man-made reservoir, Falls Lake is located in the upper portion of the Neuse River Basin, nestled very near North Carolina?s bustling ?Triangle Area.? The reservoir covers almost 12,500 acres with water, and is surrounded by 25,500 acres of public land. The dam is located just outside of Raleig...

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James River National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (804)-829-9020 Email: cyrus_brame@fws.gov Distance: 136.50 miles

James River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge encompasses 4,200 acres of forest and wetland habitats along the James River, bordered by Powells Creek to the west, and the historic Flowerdew Hundred Plantation to the east. Located in Prince George County, Virginia, the refuge is 8 miles southe...

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Chesapeake Bay Virginia National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

15 Activites Phone: (804)-684-7135 Email: slwarence@vims.edu Distance: 138.62 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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Poplar Grove National Cemetery Park

Phone: (804)-732-3531 Email: PETE_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 138.71 miles

In July 1862, Congress passed legislation giving the President of the United States the authority to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries "for the soldiers who shall die in the service of their country." This legislation effectively began the National Cemetery system. With more than 6,000 graves, Poplar Grove National Cemetery reflects the tragedy that befell the United States during ...

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John H. Kerr Dam And Reservoir National Park

10 Activites Phone: (434)-738-6143 Distance: 139.75 miles

John H. Kerr Dam & Reservoir is a 50,000-acre lake extending 39 miles up the Roanoke River along 800 miles of wooded, cove-studded shoreline in Virginia and North Carolina. Visitors enjoy fishing, camping, swimming, boating or just relaxing and enjoying the scenic beauty. There are 30 recreation areas around Kerr Reservoir: campsites, swim beaches, picnic areas, hiking, nature trails, marinas a...

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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

Rank: 182 7 Activites Email: Ann_Blumenschine@nps.gov Distance: 140.02 miles

Nine and a half months, 70,000 casualties, the suffering of civilians, thousands of U. S. Colored Troops fighting for the freedom of their race, and the decline of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of No. Virginia all describe the Siege of Petersburg. It was here Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cut off all of Petersburg's supply lines ensuring the fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865. Six days later, Lee surrendered.

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Cape Fear River National Park

5 Activites Phone: (910)-655-2605 Distance: 141.72 miles

Located in the tobacco country of eastern North Carolina on the improved channel between Wilmington and Fayetteville, the facilities are equipped for day-use, boating and picnicking. Shad fishing is popular, but swimming and camping are not permitted.

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Presquile National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (804)-829-9020 Email: cyrus_brame@fws.gov Distance: 145.99 miles

Presquile National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge is a 1329-acre island in the James River, located approximately 20 miles south of Richmond, Virginia. Established to protect habitat for wintering waterfowl and other migratory birds, Presquile is an important component in the network of refuges on ...

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Richmond National Battlefield Park

Rank: 197 5 Activites Email: bob_krick@nps.gov Distance: 148.89 miles

Richmond's story is not just the tale of one large Civil War battle, nor even one important campaign. Instead, the park's resources include a naval battle, a key industrial complex, the Confederacy's largest hospital, dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications, and the evocative spots where determined soldiers stood paces apart and fought with rifles, reaping a staggering human cost.

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Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway Park

Distance: 156.49 miles

Travel back in time and explore history and beautiful scenery on the Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway (U.S. 276) through the Pisgah National Forest. As you wind your way on old settlement roads past mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls, imagine how this landscape looked decades ago when modern forestry began. Begin your driving journey at the southern entrance to the Pisgah National For...

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Forest Heritage Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (828)-877-3350 Distance: 156.49 miles

Forest Heritage Scenic Byway is highlighted by beautiful mountain scenery and rich local history. Enjoy the Pisgah National Forest, over a million acres designated as a National Forest in 1916. And don't miss spectacular Looking Glass Falls, an 85 foot plunge named for nearby looking glass rock, a monolithic face of granite that gleams like a mirror from water seeping out of the stones. This by...

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Mountain Waters Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (828)-524-6441 Distance: 156.49 miles

Along the winding mountain roads of North Carolina is a beautiful stretch of scenic byway that leads through hardwood forests, river gorges, and rural countryside.

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Outer Banks Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: 18776294386 Email: info@outerbanksscenicbyway.org Distance: 156.49 miles

Leave the mainland behind and come to the most romantic byway in North Carolina -- the Outer Banks Scenic Byway of the barrier islands. Tour its beautiful beaches, thriving wildlife preserves, historic towns, and well-known lighthouses. Travelers make plans to come back even as they leave. Centered around a rich village culture, the Outer Banks Scenic Byway is a must for any traveler looking to...

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