What a wonderful weekend adventure! My husband and I and our two sons enjoyed the pristine Kiptopeke State Park one weekend in March, 2011. After speaking with the Park Ranger (who knew virtually EVERYTHING about the area and its history), we hiked the Chickadee Trail, Osprey Trail and Overlook Walkway as well and took a walk on the gorgeous beach. We also took in the fabulous views from the enormous fishing pier.
My older son particularly enjoyed the hiking trails while my younger son enjoyed looking at the birds, finding shells on the beach, and investigating the many animal tracks we encountered along the trails. We even saw a small group of dear once we managed to get him to settle down and get quiet for a while! My son has now changed his vocabulary: instead of asking when are we going "camping" again, he asks when are we going on our next "adventure!"
We look forward to MANY more at Virginia State Parks! Thank you