Kiptopeke Birding Areas - Since 1963, Kiptopeke has been the site of bird population studies. Sponsored by the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory and licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, volunteers capture, examine, weigh, band and release resident and migratory birds each year from mid-August through November. In the raptor research area, hawks, kestrels, osprey and other birds of prey are observed and banded from September through November. Kiptopekes hawk observatory is among the top 15 nationwide.

This is a beautiful trail that goes from the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge to Kiptopeke State Park. Best to do in warmer weather. Benches along the way if you want to stop and sit. Also has trail information and mileage signs. Nearby is the Wildlife Refuge Museum, WWII bunkers with canon, trails to the marsh overlook, all very interesting.

hiking
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

It really was a nice trail on a nice day.

hiking
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A nice easy trail. Bugs are murder here so I am glad that I chose it for a winter hike. It was much more enjoyable than the past few days because the weather was

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Very beautiful, easy trail. Most of it is shaded,

BRING BUG SPRAY.

I made the mistake of taking the trail last summer without it. I became a tick buffet :(

mountain biking
Thursday, June 08, 2017