hiking
blowdown
snow
3 months ago

A short boardwalk that gives a nice experience of the swamp without being strenuous nor too short. It was obvious that they replaced the boards that were degraded, so the path felt safe. Benches and informational signs were also provided.

walking
6 months ago

Nothing exciting, nice nature walk with wildlife. I saw 2 deer on this trail. Maybe a good trail run for locals?

An endless stretch of path thru tamed swamp. Excellent chance to see black bears.

Saw an owl on this trail as well as deer. I liked this trail best of all. Supple Jack came in 2nd. No bugs on this trail today.

hiking
Sat Mar 30 2019

I didn't go the entire way. I made a loop and came back on Kim Saunders Rd to get back. Saw butterflies on Kim Saunders and the bugs were the worst on this road for some reason. They weren't biting, just hitting me in the arm. So I probably hiked 2.5 miles on Kim Saunders.

Today was warm and not bad on bugs. I had bugs hitting my skin but no biting bugs. I did have spray on. Was a nice little board walk hike.

Heads up Lots of flies & mosquitoes in summer

scenic driving
Thu Jun 23 2016

We stopped by the State Park also serve as a rest stop on the 17. Nice.

I went during my lunch hour today. I was in a shade of green and hearing the birds sings. This was a perfect place to take a walk in a hot summer day.

Nathan said it best, Do this one and do the second loop for the figure eight trail.

It was an easy walk. Got a chance to go inside the swamp without getting wet.

mountain biking
Tue Dec 15 2015

In the end we spent four days in the park. Mostly by fat tire bike

mountain biking
Sat Dec 12 2015

Another nice mid-December bike ride. It was a beautiful, bright, sunshiny day.

mountain biking
Sat Dec 12 2015

It was a great day for a bike ride. A beautiful sunshine mid-December day.

scenic driving
Sat Dec 12 2015

Follow the Dismal Swamp Canal from the Virginia line down to NC SR 1221 and back, stopping often.

hiking
Thu Dec 10 2015

This is my kind of trail; a walk in the woods on a single track trail. It is an easy trail and wooded all the way. All that and a beautiful mid December day. I was walking along with my camera turned on and ready to fire when a bob-cat ran across the trail in front of me. Sorry, but I could not get the picture in time. I have never seen one in Virginia before.

This is the long version of the swamp boardwalk trail. There are two chances to sit if you need to.

hiking
Thu Dec 10 2015

I spent 2 days and plan to spend more. I saw a bobcat, but he went across in front of me so fast that I could not get his picture even though I had the camera on and in my hand. Like most parks, the rangers are really friendly here. It was beautiful December weather and I truly enjoyed it. Most of the trails in the park are joint hiking/biking except for two.

hiking
5 days ago

walking
3 months ago

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