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

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Voorhees Nature Preserve

Virginia

Enjoy four miles of wooded trails and scenic views of the Rappahannock River.

An important note about Voorhees

Voorhess Preserve is temporarily closed. The preserve is no longer accessible from Westmoreland Berry Farm, which has recently ceased public operation.

We are developing an alternative access point and hope to welcome visitors back to the preserve this fall!

Voorhees 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.

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 TNC has worked to expand with help from diverse partners. 

Conditions

There are four miles of wooded trails for self-guided walks. The difficulty level is moderate. 

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.

people hiking on a trail
Voorhees Nature Preserve
729 acres of forest and freshwater tidal marsh on northeast bank of Rappahannock River.

Voorhees Preserve Plan your visit and enjoy trails with scenic views of the Rappahannock River.

Additional Resources

WATCH: Enjoy a virtual tour of Voorhees Preserve.

Voorhees Preserve Voorhees Nature Preserve offers trails with scenic views of the Rappahannock River, including two overlook spots.