I am always looking for places to take my dogs. This will be a place for me to post my discoveries of pet friendly places in Hampton Roads, VA--parks, restaurants, and whatever else we find.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Beaverdam Park, Gloucester, VA
This morning we were in Gloucester for some other business and decided to visit Beaverdam Park. The main entrance is at 8687 Roaring Springs Road, a few miles off Route 17.
As you enter the park, there is a huge parking lot and the Ranger's station next to the lake.
The lake has been in existence since 1990. The flooded areas consisted of open fields, woods, wetlands and about 3 miles of streams. There are lots of noisy water fowl. The park rents canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, and jon boats.
There are several trails. A hiking trail, a multi-use trail, an exercise trail and a nature trail. We picked the nature trail that went along the lake.
Sammy and PG really wanted to go into the water! And it was so cold! They were intrigued by the geese and ducks. I didn't let them go in--the sign at the entrance said, "No Swimming!"
They had to settle for crossing the bridge instead!
There are lots of picnic tables and benches along this waterfront trail. PG thought this one looked like the perfect place for someone to sit and paint au plein air! We will have to return in warmer weather and try some of the other trails. Or bring along our paints!