Virginia State Parks are my backyard
Whether you live in a townhouse apartment, a double wide or a stately mansion, if you live in Virginia then Virginia State Parks are your backyard too!
Great Horned Owl at Wilderness Road State Park in far SW Virginia
Red Breasted Merganser at Kiptopeke State Park on Virginia's Eastern Shore
What does this mean?
Virginia State Parksare our backyards means that we have ample trails, rivers, lakes, bays and seashore to explore! It means that we have room to get outside with your entire family, friends and four-legged buddies to experience all that Virginia has to offer.
Where to begin
From the Appalachian Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, it is all there for us! There are 36 Virginia State Parks to enjoy year-round. Hiking is not limited to spring, summer or fall…if we put on our cold weather gear we can get outside any time of the year.
A movement afoot
There is a movement afoot on Facebook to stop sharing the depressing negative images, political diatribes, things that bring you down and to start sharing happiness. Some are even taking it one step further and sharing photos of baby animals. I thought it was worth sharing some of the wildlife we can encounter at a Virginia State Park!
Super cute juvenile Harp Seal at False Cape State Park– one of the last undeveloped areas along the Atlantic Coast
A quirky squirrel at Grayson Highlands State Parkin near the highest point of Virginia
A deer cooling off at Chippokes Plantation State Parkin one of the most historic rivers, the James of Virginia
See what you can discover in a cave at Natural Tunnel State Parkin SW Virginia
A Great Blue Heron catches his supper at Mason Neck State Parkjust a short drive from D.C.
We have the cute factor covered – hike to see the wild ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park
Boy Scouts make natural discoveries at Virginia State Parks
On your next visit to a Facebook page.I might even see ya there!