If you’re retired and living the RV life, your vacation options are almost limitless. With so many places to go, it can be hard to know what’s worth a stop. If you and your traveling companion are planning a trip to the beautiful state of Virginia, here are some must-see stops.
Kiptopeke State Park
On Virginia’s beautiful Eastern Shore, explored by Capt. John Smith in 1608, Kiptopeke offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay. It’s also a great place to explore unique migratory bird habitats along the Atlantic flyway. This park definitely is for birders. They have songbird blinds around a freshwater pond to observe the birds. They also have raptor-watching stations and hawk migration events as well.
Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge
This wildlife refuge is certainly a site to see if you consider yourself a birder. Established in 1984, this wildlife refuge serves as one of the country’s most valuable stopovers for migratory birds and insects. This Refuge is most popular during bird migration season, so plan accordingly and grab your binoculars if you love birds Outside of migration season, this refuge hosts 34 mammal species and over 400 species of birds, so there is always something to see no matter what time of year you go! They also have Guided tours of Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge. These are a great way to experience an otherwise inaccessible part of the refuge complex. Be sure to pre-register so you can enjoy a fall or winter tour!
Cape Charles Brewing Co
This local eatery was a smash hit with my family and me. With, beer, burgers, and fish sandwiches, it is perfect RV road trip food. Just the slice of heaven you are hoping to find when you stop into
Sun Country Cape Charles
This used to be called Cherrystone campground Sun Country bought it a few years ago. Very large campground along the Chesapeake Bay. If you are able to be a bit farther away, you can be put in a more quiet area. Overall, the campground is nice. The adult pool was clean and right alongside the beach, so it offered a great view!
Nearby are some beautiful hiking and biking trails. This is a great way to appreciate the local scenery and get some much-needed exercise while you’re at it!
Virginia might not seem like much at first glance, but there is a reason it was one of the oldest states settled in American History. The wildlife, the woods, and the beautiful sunsets are enough to attract any wanderer. Next time you are driving through Virginia, consider one, or all of these fabulous stops!
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