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Get Rural! Get Peaceful!

Paddle around the creek, kayak into a cove, sail under the bridge, or stroll along the trails and beaches – all ways to recharge your batteries and enjoy peaceful moments with nature (and those you love). During these stressful times it is important to take care of yourself – physically and emotionally. What better place to do that than in the serene settings of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula? You can explore and relax on land or by water!

Watching the sunrise at Hughlett’s Point while your dog plays along the shore is one of the many ways to get outside and get rural. Walk along the beach, take a towel and a book to relax and read, and let the children play in quiet tidal pools or the Rappahannock River. This nature preserve is the perfect place to get some exercise, feel the sand between your toes, and take in all that nature has to show you (birds, crabs, marsh grass, and families spending time together). Just a few miles from Kilmarnock and always peaceful – go check it out!

If you prefer to get out on the water – grab a paddle board, kayak, or go for a sail. The Chesapeake Bay, the Rappahannock River, and many other water avenues are just waiting for you to explore. There is nothing more peaceful than paddling into a cove and seeing a blue heron take flight or egrets standing in the marshes. Quietly get some exercise while getting “centered” standing on a paddle board (Don’t own one? You can rent one right in Irvington!) Feel more balanced while sitting? Kayaks are just as quiet and great for bird watching – launch from your dock or one of the public ramps throughout the area and get out there.