William B. Cummings Birding and Wildlife Trail

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William B. Cummings Birding and Wildlife Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nassawadox, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 22 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running




wild flowers



The Nature Conservancy’s William B. Cummings Birding and Wildlife Trail offers an easy round-trip hike along flat shell roads and grass pathways through many of the different habitats protected on Brownsville Preserve, including wooded uplands full of songbirds and woodpeckers, impoundments that attract a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds, open meadows where deer and songbirds forage, and expansive salt marsh views. An interpretive guide to the trail is available to take along with you from the trailhead, and a downloadable audio companion is available online at www.nature.org/brownsville.