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Northern Neck

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDGIF encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail to find out whether they are still open to the public. Information regarding closures is typically posted on a site's own website. Be advised that some sites, even if still open, may have certain public facilities closed during this time. If a site is still open, maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.

Description

The Northern Neck Loop, which features a wide diversity of waterfront and forested sites, runs through the cradle of the nation’s birthplace. Visitors can view spectacular wildlife and scenery amidst the birthplaces of three of our nation’s first five Presidents: George Washington, James Madison, and James Monroe. The Northern Neck lies between the mighty Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, which host some of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the Eastern Seaboard. The loop extends to where these spectacular rivers meet the Chesapeake Bay, the richest estuary in the United States. Visitors will be rewarded with opportunities to experience songbirds, waterfowl, wading birds, bald eagles, stunning vistas, and breath-taking butterflies. The drive through the Northern Neck leaves one with the impression of traveling back in time, when life moved at a livable pace rather than a breakneck gallop.

Loop Map

Services

King George County Chamber of Commerce
540-358-1542

King George County Parks & Recreation
540-775-4386

Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce
804-435-6092

Northern Neck Tourism Commission
804 333-1919

Northumberland County Chamber of Commerce
804-529-5031

Travel & Tourism Bureau of Colonial Beach
804-224-7181

Warsaw-Richmond County Chamber of Commerce
804-313-2252

Westmoreland County
804-493-0130