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Voorhees Nature Preserve is ready to welcome visitors starting May 3!
Voorhees Preserve was hard hit by Tropical Storm Lee and hurricanes Irene and Sandy. Thanks to the hard work and support of the Voorhees family, local partners, and volunteers we were able to rebuild the trail's bridge and reblaze and redirect the trail itself. View a slideshow of the work and our volunteers in action!
Accessible from the popular Westmoreland Berry Farm, Voorhees Nature Preserve offers trails with scenic views of the Rappahannock River, including two overlook spots. Birding at Voorhees is excellent, with frequent sightings of bald eagles.
Northeast bank of Rappahannock River, about 45 minutes east of Fredericksburg.
Open spring through fall during the Westmoreland Berry Farm's regular operating hours, currently 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday, 10 to 5 on Sunday.
There are four miles of wooded trails for self-guided walks. The difficulty level is moderate. A trail map and information are available at the adjacent Westmoreland Berry Farm store. The farm is a popular destination for families, offering fruits and vegetables, picnic sites, restrooms and other farm-themed attractions.
The Voorhees Nature Preserve was donated to The Conservancy in 1994 by the late Alan M. and Nathalie Voorhees. Part of a network of conservation lands along the Rappahannock, the preserve provides excellent habitat for bald eagles.
Part of the Conservancy's Chesapeake Rivers Program, the Voorhees Nature Preserve is adjacent to the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which the Conservancy has worked to expand with help from diverse partners. Supporters and volunteers have helped repair storm damage and reconstruct a bridge and trails to restore access to visitors.
Enjoy an armchair visit to Voorhees.
Bald eagles, ospreys and migratory songbirds are abundant. Bring binoculars!
A mature hardwood forest covers the uplands. Flowering wetland plants enliven Owl Hollow marsh, especially during springtime.
Download a trail map of Voorhees Nature Preserve (pdf, 195KB).
For preserve information, contact the Virginia office at (434) 295-6106. To contact the Westmoreland Berry Farm, call (804) 224-9171.