Special submission to the Mirror by Joseph Ciccanti.
Some places provide an atmosphere that is favorable for a personal retreat. One particular town, Cape Charles on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, gives off that vibe. This area offers a place for people to enjoy the beauty of nature. Such a location also makes people want to plan such a worthwhile day trip, because it allows them get away from the crowds and busy schedule. At Kiptopeke State Park and nearby locations, nature lovers immerse themselves in the peaceful and picturesque surroundings both inland and near the water. I drove three hours from Sussex County, Delaware for that kind of brief hiatus.
At Kiptopeke State Park, once you get out of your car, you feel the welcoming atmosphere in
Bird watchers love to come to this site. If you are interested in a unique migratory bird habitat, Kiptopeke State Park is indeed a great place for observation and exploration purposes. The park attracts a wide diversity of birds, as Watchable Wildlife Biologist, Jessica Ruthenberg describes. “It is best known for its migratory songbirds, migrating raptors, and winter waterfowl,” she adds. Among the
The Hawk Observatory is the main birdwatching highlight of the park. You can observe the birds at
Kiptopeke State Park is a designated site on the statewide Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail. Ruthenberg mentions that it is one of seventeen sites on the Eastern Shore that the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries has designated as top spots in the Commonwealth for birding and wildlife viewing. You can view them all at VirginiaWildlife.gov/BirdTrail.
So if you want to get away from a tight, busy schedule to relax, view birds, or enjoy nature in general, Kiptopeke State Park offers that kind of place. You’ll find the park at the southernmost end of the Delmarva Peninsula and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. You’ll see on the map or plug into your GPS the following address: 3540 Kiptopeke Drive, which is west and off of Route 13 and Lankford Highway. If you want to find out more information, call 757-331-2267. In