05/19 Biking False Cape State Park

Biking False Cape State Park

NEW Explore and bike one of Virginia’s most wild park which is accessible only by foot, bike or boat. This bike tour will travel through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park and explain the mission of these two agencies while learning about the unique ecology of a barrier spit. Take a short hike to walk a remote beach and to visit the wash woods cemetery. This will be an easy and flat 16-20 mile bike trek. Mountain bike and/or beach cruisers will be provided.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.      $50    Course 33424
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

06/30 Mount Pleasant Hike

Mount Pleasant Hike

Head to George Washington National Forest for one of the quintessential hikes, the 5-mile circuit hike to the top of Mount Pleasant at 4,021 feet. Enjoy sweeping views from the east and west overlooks. This is a moderate hike with 1,350 feet of elevation gain.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Saturday, June 30, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.      $35    Course 33425
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

03/31 Biking the Dismal Swamp State Park

Biking the Dismal Swamp State Park 

NEW! Bike through the Great Dismal Swamp, one of the most expansive wetlands in the east. Pedal deep into the swamp along old logging roads to find Atlantic white cedar, inkberry, fetterbush and other unique plants of the swamp. Look for wood ducks and prothonotary warblers as well as signs of black bear, foxes and bobcats. This will be an easy and flat 14-18 mile bike trek. Mountain bikes and/or beach cruisers will be provided.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Saturday, March 31, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.      $50    Course 33422
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735