Explore the most popular lake trails near Suffolk with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

As advertised . . . easy and short. It's worth walking if you're looking for a nice stroll and light exercise.

The trail to Lake Drummond is closer to 8.5mi out and back. Easy walk, not challenging, but worth it to see the lake.

The parking lot is about a mile drive down a gravel road before the trail starts.

on Finger Lake Trail

8 months ago

Instant favorite!

on Finger Lake Trail

8 months ago

Exceptionally beautiful and interesting 2 mile easy loop.

it's a nice peaceful spot to paddle, lots of historical waterway connections, floating lauch.

OMG! I went earlier today with my children, the bugs where hurendous and we couldn't even partake in the journey. Hopefully I'll retry it again to see it gets better! I was disappointed on this go around!!

walking
10 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

The trail is super straight and seems like it never ends. bugs are not real bad. its more like a bug highway, they ping right off ur head/ face and for the most part continue on their way. Bikers defiantly wear a bandanna and sunglasses to keep bugs out and keep your mouth closed. (ate a few) The lake breeze was a welcome sight as well as the view.

Nice quiet walk (for the most part), with family, through the woods.

walking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

We strolled along with a baby and had a toddler on a bike and stayed on the roads so can't honestly rate the trails well. Great picnic and playground area!

Monday, April 17, 2017

It was OK for a bike ride. It is gravel the entire way. Perhaps a paved or "natural" trail would've been better.

off road driving
Saturday, April 08, 2017

This is a very simple and plain off road experience with no challenge. It does provide several scenic areas to hike with trails that are well maintained and that provide excellent views of the Dismal Swamp and eventually Lake Drummond.

hiking
Friday, March 03, 2017

So, the trail was nice and flat, easy to walk on. It is straight from start to end though, no varieties or change of scenery. Little boring for me. Great with dogs. I have to say the lake was absolutely stunning. Definitely go there. The long boring trail walk will be worth it when you see the lake.

scenic driving
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Good to take your family out and enjoy being outside for a picnic. I assume alot of people ride horses here from the manure, but I didnt see anyone riding. Would make a decent bike ride, but keep in mind its flat. I would not considered this off-road (gravel).

hiking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

The George Washington Ditch trail is wide, swamp/tree lined, and features a canal running along the edge the whole way out to Lake Drummond. You naturally end up walking in one of two vehicle tracks, which gives it a pretty country/rural feel, though after a couple miles you're ready for a change in scenery. Definitely go all the way to the lake because it's really remote and starkly beautiful.

Beautiful lake, peaceful walk. Even saw a bear walk onto the trail ahead of us! Nice way to spend a Sunday!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

I followed the directions to the entrance to find that it has been moved, followed the signs. It was a good drive, tried like heck to find the 4x4 sign, no go, where is it?! Many boat launches. It was nice to get out to a bit of nature. Was hoping though for a little more off road action.

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Terrible trails, not groomed at all we had to turn around because they were so bad. They were also hard to find. It looked like a nice place for fishing and having a picnic though.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Easy and straight path. The view was great along the way. Admittedly, slightly boring due to the simple straight passage but the end result was great there by the lake. Saw many animals (birds, turtles, snakes) and some bear droppings.

We were also caught in a pretty bad thunderstorm and had to lay low a few times with the lightning and rain. However, I enjoyed the 8.8 mile hike (it was 4.4 there and back) and I do recommend it for a quick hike or sight seeing for nature.

Yellow flies were biting hard, so bring plenty of debt and carry water.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

over all good trail. was able to take both of my boys age 4 and 8, of course my youngest was in a bike trailer. we saw a good amount of wildlife to include deer, turtles, beavers, and an abundance of butterflies. it's roughly about 4.5 miles from the start to Lake Drummond. be prepared there were a bunch of nuisance creatures ticks, horse flies, mosquitoes, and snakes.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nice little walk for my dog and I.

hiking
Saturday, December 05, 2015

This place isn't like the pictures on here

trail running
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Quiet and peaceful. I didn't see anyone on the trail, it may have had something to do with the gate being closed to vehicles on Sunday. I just parked outside the gate and went from there. Beautiful trail, but the straight road was a little boring. My dog loved it!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Historical yes, quiet trail yes, exciting and adventurous curves to the trails no. Probably wouldn't go back.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I really couldn't find any real trails. I found some small 1/4 - 1/2 mil trails that went from one parking picnic area to the next. It is beautiful. But the trails are definitely not well defined.

hiking
Friday, September 18, 2015

Easy flat trails and generally have the place to myself on weekday evenings and most weekends.

The Washington Ditch is my go to here. I often see deer, herons, turtles, and occasional foxes. Unlike Jericho Ditch, there's not a ton of undergrowth and you get a good view into the woods (though the undergrowth gets thicker as you go farther).

Jericho can be interesting, but has a lot of defense undergrowth in all directions.

if you're looking to photograph wildlife, bring a long lens and lots of patience.

walking
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Great walk. Just finished walking the trail with the family. Had a great time, very beautiful area!

walking
Saturday, March 21, 2015

It's a really short trail. I completed the loop and then back tracked. Completed in about 35 minutes. You can see the lake/river through the trees from the trail but there are no trespassing signs so you can't get a better look. Took my dog, it was nice but wish there was an access point for a good view

mountain biking
Saturday, June 28, 2014

It may have been self-inflicted, but the bugs were horrible. Monstrous things that attacked as soon as you get out of your vehicle, but it is a swamp so that's the nature of the beast. The trail itself was slow going. The scenery was nice, but mostly just trees and grass. I didn't see a whole lot of wildflowers etc... I think my favorite part was the butterflies everywhere and the lake at the end. Probably won't go back though.

mountain biking
Saturday, June 07, 2014

Nice little park to take the family to or go for a walk. The trails are too small for biking but can be used to train the kids on, plenty of challenge for that. The trails need to be cleaned up and some work done on access to the river but other than that I would go again, but leave the bike at home.

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