COVID-19 UPDATE (February 18, 2021)
TNC’s public preserves in Virginia remain open. We ask all visitors to observe our preserve access guidelines and to follow current health and safety precautions, including guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others (social distancing).
Parking may be limited at many of our preserves. If you choose to visit a preserve, if possible, please visit outside of peak times (11 a.m. through 4 p.m.) to reduce overcrowding in parking areas and on trails. If parking areas are full, please plan to return to the preserve another day.
Thank you for helping us in our efforts to protect our visitors’ health and well-being.
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 River—a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay—the preserve provides excellent habitat for bald eagles and other wildlife.
For many years the preserve was open seasonally, from late spring to early fall. Voorhees is now open to visitors year-round, thanks to the generous support and on-the-ground leadership of volunteer Jeff Wright. Working with the Virginia stewardship team, Wright spearheaded the design and construction of a new parking area, entrance trail and spur overlooking scenic beaver ponds. Wright and his wife, Kathy, also helped fund the project.