02/25 Powhatan State Park

Powhatan State Park
Hike and explore our newest state park, Powhatan State Park. Join the state park and county naturalists for a guided hike along Cabin, Big Woods, Pine and the new cabin connector trail. These connecting trails will lead through forested wetlands, upland mixed forests and loblolly pine stands. These trails range from easy to moderate. Most areas of these trails are earthen paths, but there are some gravel areas too. This will be an easy 3.5-mile hike.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Thursday, Feb. 25,  9 a.m.-3 p.m.  $18  Course 30537
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

04/23 Belle Isle State Park

Belle Isle State Park 

Head to Lancaster County to stroll the forests, fields and wetlands of
Belle Island State Park. Journey along multiple trails hemmed in by the
Rappahannock River, Mulberry Creek and Deep Creek. This will be an
easy four-mile hike.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Thursday, April 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.           $30               Course 29400
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

05/05 Maritime Forest Hike

Maritime Forest Hike
Traverse the southern landscape of First Landing State Park, formerly called Seashore State Park. Roam through maritime forests, old dunes, cypress ponds and the shoreline of Broad Bay. Walk through shrines of cypress trees cloaked In Spanish moss, observe fiddler crabs in the tidal creeks and marshes and enjoy a lunch under the spreading and welcoming branches of a live oak perched along Broad Bay. Hike is approximately 5.5 miles.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Thursday, May 5,  8 a.m.·-5 p.m.  $32  Course 30536
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

06/28 Eco Adventure Camp – Three Rivers

Eco-Adventure Camp – Three Rivers
Paddle and explore the natural and cultural history of three rivers in Virqinia. Paddle a five-mile section of the Nottoway River,
part of the Chowan watershed, to experience a premier, coastal black water river with towering cypress and tupelo gum trees, resurrection ferns and banks of marine fossils. Next, head to the Piedmont to paddle a six-mile stretch of the James River near James River State Park. Part of the James River watershed, this section features riffles and small rapids along with clear pools to explore for macroinvertebrates. On the third day, paddle eight miles on the South Fork Shenandoah River, part of the Potomac River watershed. Kayak the meandering river, bordered by the Massanutten and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For ages 12-14
Parks Maintenance Building, 9201 Public Works Road
Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30      $225     Course 30553
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735