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