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Hoos ready to count birds during next weekends #GreatBackyardBirdCount? We are! Here are events happening in coordination next Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. Join bird counts happening at #VaStateParks across Virginia all weekend though! Itll be a hoot. Click our link in bio to easily access our event...
In Episode 53 of Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast, @mayorbrianvincent takes us on a journey through Farmville, where college town vibe meets small town charm. Well roam through Farmvilles extensive outdoor rec offerings, including the Farmville Five, a list of must-visit @vastateparks near tow...
Passionate about nature & want to educate others? Apply to serve as an @AmeriCorps member at #VaStateParks! Now recruiting members to serve 450 hours this summer (May 3 - Aug. 16) in our interpretive program. These are examples of the kind of interpretive programs a member may run tree identific...
Looking for the perfect cozy cabin getaway? There are nearly 300 cabins in @vastateparks across Virginia!Virginia State parks cabins are economical and pet-friendly (there is a small pet fee if you are bringing your furry friends).Cabins come in different sizes and styles, including family lodges...
#SmithMountainLake was voted as Best Lake of the Blue Ridge for 2024. Now that's decided... What SEASON is your favorite at the lake? Drop an emoji to vote: And come enjoy the award-winning lake at #SmithMountainLakeStatePark. @blueridgeoutdoors @visitvbr @visitvirginia #virginiamountains #visit...
Are you up for the New River Trail Challenge? This 65.2 mile adventure #triathlon returns to #NewRiverTrail State Park on Sept. 21, 2024. Spots are limited and will sell out, so register today! Compete with a team or solo. Start training today for the 40-mile bike ride + 12.1 mile kayak paddle + ...
We loved hiking in our newest state park in Virginia Located in Loudoun County, Sweet Run State Park features Blue Ridge Mountain views with eleven miles of hiking and 9 miles of equestrian trails along streams and through forests and meadows.Were on a journey to visit all Virginia state parks th...
Fill Black History Month with learning by visiting the historic sites and exhibits at Virginia State Parks that share black history. Our newest blog (link in bio) offers a road trip itinerary to inspire you! This post highlights each park on the itinerary, including some scheduled events you don'...
Happy #WetlandsDay Belle Isle State Park has EIGHT distinct types of wetlands! A great way to explore and learn more is by going on a guided nature walk with a #NorthernNeck #MasterNaturalist, which happen monthly. More info A Walk on the Wild Side events at #BelleIsleStatePark (Lancaster, VA) T...
#HappyFebruary! And congrats to this LOVEly newly engaged couple, Grace Elizabeth and Philip Indorf. This proposal happened at #SkyMeadowsStatePark on a First Day Hike Jan. 1. We LOVE to see it! #VaStateParks are a great place for proposals AND weddings (find park venues on our website).Thanks ...
Looking to get outside more this year with your family? Consider taking the@vastateparks Trail Quest challenge with your whole family! The Trail Quest challenges you to visit 40 Virginia State Parks at your own pace. Whether your family visits all parks in a year like@elizabethstarexplores or spe...
Did you know that that #NewRiverTrail State Park offers tours of a cave? When Bertha Cave re-opens for the season in May, visitors will be able to climb up a sturdy new ladder to reach the beautiful flowstone pools and rimstone cave features. Experienced #cavers from DCRs #VaNaturalHeritage Prog...