Virginia's Oyster Trail will feature eateries, eco-tourism, and economic energy
During avisit to Virginia Oyster Trail, a major tourism development project in Coastal Virginia, the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Virginia's Eastern Shore. Reinforcing his commitment to recreational access and conservation projects on Virginia's waterways, Governor McAuliffe met with park staff, the park's non-profit Friends of Belle Isle advocacy group,and toured the park.
Governor McAuliffe met with Belle Isle State Park staff while highlightingthe new Virginia Oyster Trail
After spending the night in the park's colonial reproduction home, Bel Air, Governor McAuliffe remarked on the beautiful sunrise against the backdrop of the Rappahannock River. The beauty, peace, and solitude of Belle Isle State Park make it the perfect place to relax and recharge.
As part of his meeting with the Friends of Belle Isle, Governor McAuliffe toured the park's new visitor center and listened to ideas about potential exhibits and its inclusion on the new Belle Isle State Park exhibitproject and exhibit projects at other parks. Having so many supportive executive staff members and community partners bodes well for a great future for our parks.
Governor McAuliffe remarked on the beauty of the Bel Air historic area
The Virginia Oyster Trail will connect travelers to great oyster suppliers, restaurants, and eco-tourism activities, such as oyster tonging and watermen history programs. he trail brings together theinteresting connectionsbetween coastal Virginia's water-based economy, environment, ecology, and history.
Virginia State Parks is looking for volunteers and organizations that are interested in partnering to offer oyster programs and watermen history programs at some of our coastal parks. I am working on several possible grant proposals and want to hear your ideas. Click here to email me with ideas on how we could partner to educate visitors and school children with field trips about our coastal natural, historical, and cultural connections.
Belle Isle State Park's beautiful waterways will make a great backdrop forOyster Trail programs and tourism
Belle Isle State Park is located in Lancaster, Virginia and features a campground with electric/water hook ups, aprimitivepaddle-in campground, and two historic rental homes–the Bel Air colonial reproduction home and the Bel Air guest house. The park also has picnic shelters; boat launch; john boat, kayak and canoe rentals; and great educational programs.
Book your fall getaway today by calling the Virginia State Parksat 1-800-933-PARK.