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Visiting the Founder’s District, Hog Island Wildlife Management Area

This is a sponsored post, “Visiting the Founder’s District, Hog Island Wildlife Management Area”, written by me on behalf of The Founder’s District for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine

Visiting the Founder’s District, Hog Island Wildlife Management Area

Have you ever thought about retracing the steps of some of our founding fathers? It might sound a bit strange, but it’s entirely possible. If you visit the Founder’s District, you’ll come across unique attractions in Virginia that will allow you to do just that. There are several great places in and around Surry that’ll provide you with both entertainment and an educational experience. You’ll notice the Founder’s District is the perfect place for both children and adults to visit because of everything it offers.

Visiting the Founder’s District

From the 17th century practice by English settlers of allowing hogs to forage at the tip of a peninsula jutting into the lower James River came the name Hog Island. Today, this “island” is the largest of several tracts that make up the Hog Island Wildlife Management Area. Here, waterfowl are attracted, often by the thousands, to forage and rest on the tidal marshes, diked impoundments and planted fields. There is also the opportunity to see eagles, an array of shorebirds, and even upland wildlife species on some parts of the area.

Welcome to VirginiaWays to have an unforgettable experience at the Founder’s District:

● Check out Historic Jamestowne. You’ll step foot in an area where the English permanently settled in America. It’s a learning experience that will take you back in time.

● Take advantage of nature activities and attractions in the Hog Island Wildlife Management Area. You’ll get a chance to go on a hike, catch some fish, or even ride bikes alongside loved ones.

● Visit the Chippokes Plantation State Park. It’s not far from the Hog Island Wildlife Management Area, and it’s considered one of the oldest plantations still in existence in the United States. You can camp in the area for an enjoyable, educational experience with the family.

● Don’t forget to visit the Jamestown Settlement museum. It’s home to dozens of unique, interesting exhibits and immersive living-history that may leave you in awe.

Hog Island Wildlife Management Area

Check out the Founder’s District and all that it has to offer. Bring the kids with you for an unforgettable and enjoyable learning experience.

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  1. Blushy Darling
    July 20, 2021 / 5:04 pm

    Wow it looks so dreamy, I'd love to visit one day

  2. Sharon
    July 21, 2021 / 2:18 pm

    This looks like a great trip! I will have to put these spots on my list to visit soon.

  3. Grab a Plate
    July 21, 2021 / 4:00 pm

    This looks like a love place to explore! I'm glad you all were able to get out and enjoy!

  4. Jen @ Jenron Designs
    July 21, 2021 / 4:38 pm

    What a fun area, my husband is from Chesapeake VA but we have never adventured over there before when we go visit the family. We need to check it out.

  5. Authentic Food Quest
    July 22, 2021 / 2:48 pm

    This looks like a great place to explore and so rich in history. Haven't been to Virginia really (just passing through) and this gives me a reason to visit. Cheers.