Chippokes Plantation State Park is one of the oldest working farms in the United States. Chippokes is a living historical exhibit located in a rural agricultural area along the James River in Surry County. In addition, the park has a wide variety of traditional park offerings, including a swimming complex, visitor center, picnic facilities, and hiking and biking trails. The plantation has kept its original boundaries since the 1600s and has a variety of cultivated gardens and native woodland. The formal gardens surrounding the Chippokes Mansion are accented by azaleas, crepe myrtle, boxwood and seasonal flowers.

Easy trek out and back that ends at canoe launch. You can make the hike longer by veering off on one of the equestrian trails. Bring a paddle - there are canoes awaiting you at the end.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hike or bike everything in the park. Take the guided tour of the mansion. This is a working farm but it also has forestry and farming exhibits, an old car and gift shop. It was a beautiful fall day.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

It is a little long for the punch but there is some good scenery in places.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Not my favorite trail. Nothing to see but fields. Fortunately we walked it on a lovely day!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Trail was fairly easy, partially shaded with pleasant views of the plantation and river. Check out the park service area with the hogs you can pet. We came at cotton picking time and rangers gave a great demonstration. Also the corn kernel stripping machine was a big hit. Worth a visit.

Friday, May 31, 2013

It was a beautiful day and we did all the trails in the park. All were easy. We really enjoyed the mansion tour, the gift shop, the saw mill and the farming exhibits.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A nice trail with a lot to see. It starts right near the mansion so be sure and take the guided tour.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Be sure and see the frm and forrestry museum. It will only add about a quarter mile to your hike.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, November 11, 2016

on Lower Chippokes Creek Trail

Sunday, October 06, 2013