Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

walking
10 days ago

We took our dogs walking on this trail to the lake and back. Saw a couple horseback riders.
Found lots of ticks on us afterwards in 2017.

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

More of a shortcut through a flying disc course that has a few views of the water. I like being outside though, so it's not as disappointing as some reviews. But there really isn't much to it. if you're looking for exercise, you're better off just walking up and down the road leading into the park and boating lot.

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

9 months ago

Instant favorite!

on Finger Lake Trail

10 months ago

Exceptionally beautiful and interesting 2 mile easy loop.

10 months ago

Not a trail; a happenstance path along parking lot mainly - but does have brief stroll through short woods to an outstanding view of lake.

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

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

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
Friday, July 07, 2017

mountain biking
Friday, June 23, 2017

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.

walking
Monday, May 29, 2017

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).

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Couldn't find any clearly marked trails.

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.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

flat and boring but no traffic

Thursday, August 04, 2016

flat and boring. but if you want to run without worrying about traffic it would be great.

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
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ran over the biggest snake I've ever seen in person with my bike, as I didn't have any room to veer left or right. Yeah I think I'm done.

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!

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