nature trips

kid friendly







Hiked this about three months ago together with all the short birding trails.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Part of the route can be completed using a motor vehicle on the gravel road. But motor vehicles are not allowed beyond a point so you will need a bike or walk. There are short birding trails off the connector all the way.

A nice walk in the woods on a beautiful day. Hog Island is a peninsula sticking out in the James River. I saw a lot of large fishing birds.

This one is more open than most of the side trails. Still it offered some great views. It was another day of perfect weather.

Another nice walk in the woods. Hog Island is a peninsula jutting out into the James river. It is a beautiful mid-November day for a walk; not hot and not cold on a bright sunshiny day.

This is the shortest of the birding trails on Hog Island but it has plenty of scenery. It was a beautiful mid-November day. Even so, there were still bugs.

This is a nice walk in the woods and today was beautiful. I saw a lot of birds including large fishing birds. I would not know a turkey from a canary but it was fun seeing them dive for their diner. Like all of the trails on Hog Island )Really a peninsula) there are some nice water views. I think dogs are allowed on a leash for tracking wounded animals.

There is a long gravel road to hike or mountain bike, offering many miles of side trails. Make sure you bring bug spray. Even on this beautiful mid-November day, it was loaded with bugs.

This is possibly the poorest maintained of the side trails on Hog Island It also had the most bugs, even though it is mid November. It must be bug heaven in the summer. The vegetation is mostly brush and big pine trees. There are some mature hardwoods.

It is a beautiful day and they are catching fish. It has a nice beach with views. The entire peninsula offers birding, but this is it for fishing.