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Harborton Landing

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Description

In winter this site provides a good chance to view a diversity of waterfowl. Access is difficult due to riprap between the parking area and the shore, but viewing from the upland and docks is possible. The plantings of trumpet vine and other herbaceous nectar producers attract butterflies for viewing in the warmer seasons. Also attracted to the site in the summer are birds including the orchard and Baltimore oriole. Nesting tree swallows can be spotted on pilings over the water in summer. Osprey nest on the nearby channel marker. The Landing also serves as a canoe and kayak launch.

Directions

Physical Location: end of SR 180/ Shore Dr, Harborton, VA 23389

From US 13 in Keller, take VA-180W/ Pungoteague Rd towards Pungoteague.  (The road winds around a lot, so pay close attention.) At the T, turn left on 178S and then take an immediate right to continue on 180W. Travel 2 miles, then bear right onto VA-180W/ Harborton Rd. Turn left to continue on 180/ Shore Dr. The ramp will be at the end.

From the Previous Site on the Eastern Shore Loop of VBWT:

From Wachapreague Interpreted Marsh View, return to SR 180W and go 4.2 miles to US 13. Turn left on US 13 and drive 0.4 miles to SR 180W. Turn right on SR 180W and travel 3.3 miles to Pungoteague. Turn left at the stop sign and take the next right onto SR 180W. Take SR 180W 2.0 miles, bear right at the store, and continue for 0.8 miles into Harborton. Bear left at the County Dock and drive 0.2 miles into the Harborton Landing site.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Accomack County Dept. of Public Works: 757-787-1468, 757-824-0020; pworks@co.accomack.va.us
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Boat Ramp