Gloucester Blueways

Exploring Virginia’s Middle Peninsula By Water

While you are in town visiting our waterfront plantation, be sure to take advantage of everything the Chesapeake Bay has to offer! We have complimentary kayaks to enjoy down by the Warner Hall boathouse, which sits on the banks of the Severn River. However, if you want to see more of the area’s waterways, Gloucester boasts several water trails for the outdoor enthusiast!

The Gloucester County Parks, Recreation and Tourism details these trails in its online guide, “Gloucester Blueways Water Trails.”

Gloucester Blueways is a system of five water trails spanning 40 miles total throughout Gloucester County and are ideal for both canoes and kayaks. Not only do these waterways offer an abundance of wildlife spottings, but they also possess a significant amount of history along the way dating back hundreds of years!

Beaverdam Reservoir (7.5 miles): This freshwater lake is home to the wood duck drake, bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, black crappie, largemouth bass, beaver and the wild turkey. Painted turtles can also be spotted! Beaverdam also boasts a reputation of being an excellent freshwater fishing spot. Rent kayaks and canoes on site.

John’s Point (8.8 miles): You may spot a bald eagle in this tidal marsh! Also look for the terrapin turtle, mallard ducks, gray trout and red drum. While you are paddling, you may see fiddler crabs and fossils on the sandy beaches.

Maundy Creek (2.5 miles and 4.0 miles): This cordgrass marsh opens up to the Chesapeake Bay! While passing through, look for the tundra swan, terrapin turtle, raccoon, speckled trout, spot, croaker and the laughing gull. There is also an array of shoreline bird sightings such as the osprey, great blue heron, herring gulls and Canada geese. The Big Island also has oyster beds around the island and several large mussel beds.

Ware House Landing (6.3 miles and 5.2 miles): Experience the transition from salt to fresh water on this paddle route! The wildlife along this trail includes great blue herons, woodpeckers, osprey, opossum, white tailed deer, speckled trout, croaker, spot and egrets. There are also several marsh islands to explore along the way.

Tanyard Landing (5.3 miles): While on this water trail be on the lookout for ospreys, bald eagles, muskrat lodges, and otter! This public landing dates back 200 years!

Happy kayaking! And don’t forget your life jacket!

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