The "Dog Days of Summer" are here. It is neither comfortable nor safe to do much hiking when the temperatures get in the upper 90's with equally high humidity.
How does one enjoy the great outdoors in July? Come out to York River State Park and find out how!
It is a different world at night
Night hiking is the answer. The temperature drops significantly as the sun goes down. Creatures such as deer and foxes tend to be more active in the cool of sunset as well. As it gets dark your eyes will adjust to the lower light and your hearing will be more sensitive to the slightest rustle in the woods bird calls. Evening and night are the domain of nocturnal creatures. Bats and owls will fly overhead while raccoons gather food along the shoreline.
Beat the heat with a night hike
Join us for our ranger guided night hikes and experience life on the York River when the sun goes down. The hike will take place on July 14th and 28th, 2012 from 8:30 pm. to 10 pm. Please call the park office at (757) 566-3036 for reservations.
Directions to York River State Park: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park. We hope to see you there!