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Virginia

Voorhees Nature Preserve

This preserve protects 729 acres of forest and freshwater tidal marsh along the Rappahannock River.


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.

PLEASE NOTE: Voorhees Preserve is CLOSED for the winter. The preserve is open spring through fall during the Westmoreland Berry Farm's regular operating hours.

Location

Northeast bank of Rappahannock River, about 45 minutes east of Fredericksburg.

Hours

Voorhees Preserve is CLOSED for the winter.  The preserve is open spring through fall during the Westmoreland Berry Farm's regular operating hours.

Before You Go

View Preserve Guidelines.  Please note: dogs are not allowed at any Nature Conservancy preserve.

Download a trail map of Voorhees Nature Preserve (pdf)

For preserve information, contact the Virginia office at (434) 295-6106. To contact the Westmoreland Berry Farm, call (804) 224-9171.

Size

729 acres

Conditions

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.

Why the Conservancy Selected This Site

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.

What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing

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. 

Photos

Visit Voorhees

Enjoy a virtual ramble along the Rappahannock River.

Video

Video Journey

Explore Voorhees Preserve and experience its diverse wildlife.

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