HEADS UP! 1. Will will need to first pass through armed security at the Surry Power Plant entrance. 2. You will need proper credentials to access the island (fishing license will do) 3. Forget about May-July unless you like deer fly attacks! Its a beautiful place but will return in the Fall.

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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.

hiking
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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.

hiking
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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.