Virginia Water Trails

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Access to World-class Ecotourism Destinations!

Vary by public access and/or destination site hours. Please paddle safely and responsibly during appropriate weather conditions and with necessary USCG equipment (PFDs, lights, etc.).

About Virginia Water Trails:

Paddle on, friends!…and, when you do, if you happen to look up and take some photos, be sure to tag the Virginia Water Trails on Facebook with #VirginiaWaterTrails #RuralCoastalVA and #RCVA.

The Rural Coastal Virginia Alliance exists to present unique ecotourism activities and destinations for locals and visitors to easily enjoy. The alliance partners embrace sustainable, vibrant, healthy ecosystems, and a resilient, diversified, nature-based economy.

We invite you to enjoy our scenic and historic coastal waterways!

  • CLICK HERE for water trail tips.
  • CLICK HERE to discover Virginia’s Eastern Shore water trails.
  • CLICK HERE to discover Virginia’s Northern Neck water trails.
  • CLICK HERE to discover Virginia’s Middle Peninsula water trails.

Please paddle/sail safely and hire a Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide to make the most of your experience.

  • CLICK HERE to learn more about guides by watching this video.


Shannon Alexander



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