Wildlife Observation

Legion ParkNorton, Norton City County

Formerly, the home of the American Legion Hall, and located on Rt. 619 in Norton, Legion Park was constructed in May of 1996. It features a picnic shelter and access to an interpretive trail with kiosks that give information on local history and various regional tourists attractions. Available by reservation and on a no fee […]
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Flag Rock Area TrailsNorton, Norton City County

The City of Norton’s Flag Rock Area Trails (FRAT) system offers eight miles of mountain bike trails that are also open to hikers, trail runners, cross country skiers, birders, and other “people-powered” activities. Trails travel through rhododendron-choked forested tunnels, past giant sandstone boulders and clifflines, and through beautiful hardwood forests as they wind through Flag Rock […]
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Norton ReservoirNorton, Norton City County

Norton’s Upper Reservoir/Lower Reservoir is located four miles from the city’s downtown. The Upper Reservoir is 9.8 acres and allows fishing, canoeing/kayaking and electric motor boats. The Upper Reservoir is also stocked with trout and catfish by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Camping and mountain biking/hiking trails are also located nearby. See listed websites for […]
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Red Fox TrailPound, Wise County

This 1.5 mile historical trail is an interpretive hike back to 1892, when a massacre at the site left five people dead at what was dubbed “the killing rock.”  Open to hiking, biking, and equestrian, this trail is considered moderately intensive. Elevations range from 1860 to 2260 feet. From Pound VA:  Take Highway 23 north […]
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Clinch River FarmsPounding Mill, Tazewell County

Our farm is an agritourism site and features 70 acres with the Clinch River.  We host groups for nature hikes, petting zoo (special arrangements), playground, river walk, camp site with picnic shelter.  You can take trails for hiking or enjoy lots of fishing.  We have a Big toy, swings, zip line and camp fire.  Tubing […]
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Saint Paul Loop TrailSaint Paul, Russell County

Located near the heart of Saint Paul, the Saint Paul Loop offers six excellent sites for wildlife watching that visitors can enjoy. It includes everything from wetlands to montane to extensive woodland habitats. Intertwining with the Sugar Hill Loop, the Saint Paul Loop Trail varies immensely in elevation and provides a stunning view of the […]
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