Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
About Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) contains over 9,200 acres. Habitats include beach, dunes, woodland, and freshwater marsh. The majority of refuge marshlands are on islands contained within the waters of the Back Bay. Thousands of geese, swans and a large variety of ducks visit Back Bay NWR during the winter migration,
Attractions near Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
False Cape State Park includes hiking and biking trails, a visitors' center, environmental educational and primitive camping facilities. The park can be accessed from the north on foot, bicycle, or seasonally available tram through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, or from the south on foot or bicycle. Boat access is possible from any shoreline.
Sandbridge is known for its somewhat remote location and receives a smaller volume of visitors than the main Virginia Beach resort strip located a few miles to its north.
The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II-era military aircraft in the world.
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is an aquarium located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The two main exhibit buildings of the aquarium are the Bay and Ocean Pavilion and the Marsh Pavilion. The two are connected by a one-third mile outdoor nature trail running alongside Owls Creek Salt Marsh. Together the two buildings are home to more than 12,000 animals representing over 700 species.
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk, at the Oceanfront, is a 28-feet wide marvel that stretches three miles from 2nd to 40th Street and features a separate bike path, ideal for strolling, rollerblading and biking.
The Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165-acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park, and multi-use paths. Mount Trashmore is an example of landfill reuse, as its creation consisted of the conversion of an abandoned landfill into a park.
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Virginia Beach is an independent city located on the southeastern coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Virginia Beach is a resort city with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront.