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An easy to moderate trail with a variety of wildlife and plant life.

The red-blazed easy to moderate trail combines with Turkey Neck Trail for a loop distance of 2.5 miles. There are eleven interpretive trail makers which inspire hikers to imagine what the area was like when the Powhatan Indians called this area home. At marker eight, hikers may turn left for a very short walk to a beautiful sandy beach and a spectacular view of the cliffs and river. Sharks teeth may be found along the water's edge. If the hiker turns right at marker eight, they will cross bridges and boardwalks beside Yellow Swamp. In late May through August the hiker can view Yellow Flag, which is a tall beautiful member of the Iris family. This is a showy species which was introduced by early European settlers and escaped into nature. This trail also has a large overlook of Yellow Swamp. Given the right time season, the visitor is treated to an ear-deafening symphony by bullfrogs.

Directions: From Montross, VA, The park is located approximately 5 miles northeast of Montross, Virginia off Rt. 3. From Fredericksburg, Virginia, take Rt. 3 east for approximately 40 miles. After entering the park, Big Meadows Interpretive Trails begins just beyond the visitor center which is located near the park's eastern cabins.

Difficulty: Easy

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Westmoreland State Park, Virginia

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