Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

Located just minutes north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-tunnel on the seaside southern tip the 752-acres of maritime forests, thickets, grasslands, fresh and saltwater ponds provide crucial habitat and stopover for wildlife. Visitors can witness the annual drama of the huge fall migration of songbirds, raptors and even monarch butterflies who funnel through here on their way south. Walking trails, a breathtaking view of the seaside barrier island chain from atop a WWII bunker and a compact visitors center filled with compelling exhibits make this a year round must see.