Voorhees Preserve offers trails with scenic views of the Rappahannock River, including two overlook spots.
Voorhees Preserve Voorhees Preserve offers trails with scenic views of the Rappahannock River, including two overlook spots. © Daniel White / TNC

Places We Protect

Voorhees Nature Preserve

Virginia

Enjoy trails with scenic views of the Rappahannock River

Overview

Accessible from the popular Westmoreland Berry Farm, Voorhees Nature Preserve offers trails with scenic views of the Rappahannock River, including two overlook spots.  The preserve is adjacent to the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which the Conservancy has worked to expand with help from diverse partners. 

The preserve was donated to TNC 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.

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.

Download a trail map (pdf)

View Preserve Guidelines

What to See: Animals

Bald eagles, ospreys and migratory songbirds are abundant. Bring binoculars!

What to See: Plants

A mature hardwood forest covers the uplands. Flowering wetland plants enliven Owl Hollow marsh, especially during springtime.