Diversions


Air Excursion

Bay Aviation

Hummel Field

Topping

436-2977

Coastal Sky Taxi

Hummel Field

Topping 436-3128

Sky tours and Tangier Island flight packages.

Boat Cruises

Captain Billy’s Charters/River Cruises

545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.

Heathsville 580-7292

Custom cruises every Sat. evening. Private cruises available.

“Faded Glory” – The Hope and Glory Inn’s 25 Passenger Vessel

65 Tavern Rd.

Irvington 438-6053

Luncheon and cocktail cruises aboard a restored Chesapeake Bay oyster boat. Reservations required.

Let’s Go Sailing!

Urbanna 824-4006

Day cruises, boat rides and lessons on “Free Spirit”. By appointment.

“Serenity”

Yorktown (757) 710-1233

A 65’ schooner offers two-hour cruises. Weekends only. Private charters, group reservations and “locals” specials.

Tangier Island Cruise

468 Buzzard Point Rd.

Reedville 453-2628

Departs from Buzzard’s Point Marina.

Urbanna Cruises

Urbanna 366-1778

Cruise local creeks and rivers aboard a comfy, chartered pontoon boat. Now serving The Tides Inn, Merroir Restaurant, Urbanna Seafood Market in addition to Urbanna marinas.

Boat Rentals

Belle Isle State Park

1632 Belle Isle Rd.

Lancaster 462-5030

Kayak, canoe and small boat rentals.

Ingram Bay Marina

545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.

Heathsville 580-7292

Rent or bring your own and explore miles of shoreline or join a group tour to remote locations around the rivers and bay.

Norton’s Sailboat Charters

97 Marina Dr.

Deltaville 776-9211

Charter with Norton’s! A fantastic fleet of Hunter and Jeanneau Cruisers ranging from 36-41 ft. Get away for a week or weekend.

Recreational Rental

1617 George Washington Hwy.

Gloucester Point 642-1888

Boat and kayak rentals are available from Mar. 1st to Oct. 31st. Anchor, life jacket, cooler, paddle, and navigation lights and fishing license included.

Tucker’s Recreation Park and Marine

244 Barn Rd.

Shacklefords 785-4464

16’ and 17’ open bow fiberglass boats with outboard motors. Fishing license included in rental.

Bowling

Village Lanes

7307 John Clayton Mem. Hwy.

Gloucester 693-3720

Open 7 days a week. Restaurant, rock and bowl Sat. 9 p.m.–1 a.m.

Canoe/Kayak/Paddle Board Rentals

Beaverdam Park

8687 Roaring Springs Rd.

Gloucester 693-2107

Canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and Jon boats available for rent.

Belle Isle State Park

1632 Belle Isle Rd.

Lancaster 462-5030

Chesapeake Bay Camp-Resort

382 Campground Rd.

Reedville 453-3430

Half-mile to Chesapeake Bay.

Docks of the Bay

422 Chesapeake Dr.

White Stone 438-9200

Paddle board rentals.

Ingram Bay Marina

545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.

Heathsville 580-7292

Rent or bring your own and explore miles of shoreline or join a group tour to remote locations around the rivers and bay.

Lazy Days Adventures

Hardyville 776-9853

Rentals and eco-tours of local waters. Will deliver.

Patriot Tours

321 Water St.

Yorktown 969-5400

Paddle board and kayak rentals, bike rentals and Segway tours.

Westmoreland State Park

145 Cliff Rd.

Montross 493-8821

Group kayak trips, paddle boats and paddle boards.

Farmers Markets

Gloucester Market

6523 Main St.

Gloucester 695-0700

Monthly, Wed. evenings 4–7 p.m. during the summer. Located at the history museum.

Heathsville Farmers Market

73 Monument Place

Heathsville 580-3377

Third Sat. of the month Apr.–Oct., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Behind Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern.

Holly Point Market

287 Jackson Creek Rd.

Deltaville 776-6950

Fourth Sat. of the month May–Nov., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Holly Point Nature Park at the Deltaville Maritime Museum.

Irvington Farmers Market

Irvington Commons

Irvington 480-0697

First Sat. of the month from May–Nov., 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Kilmarnock Farmers Market

201 North Main St.

Kilmarnock 435-1552

9 a.m.-1 p.m. fourth Sat. May through October at Town Centre Park.

Mathews Farmers Market

10494 Buckley Hall Rd.

Mathews 725-7196

Every Sat., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. through Oct. at Mathews historic courthouse green.

Tappahannock Farmers Market

Prince St. and Cross St.

Tappahannock 445-2067

Third week each month Apr.–Nov. except for June which is RivahFest. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Yorktown Market Days

Yorktown Waterfront

Yorktown 757-890-3500

Every Sat. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Yorktown waterfront between Buckner and Ballard Streets from May 14 through October 29.

Fun Parks

Swamp Fun Park

2735 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.

Gloucester 642-8778

Paint ball.

Learn to Sail

Norton’s Sailing School

97 Marina Dr.

Deltaville 776-9211

Learn to Sail with Norton’s Sailing School! ASA Certified courses and fun and knowledgeable instructors. The Bay is your classroom.

Premier Sailing

Irvington 438-9300

Locations include The Tides Inn, Rappahannock River Yacht Club, Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, and Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club.

Libraries

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library Abraham and William I. Cooper Memorial Branch

18 Washington Ave.

Colonial Beach 224-0921

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library Blake T. Newton Memorial

22 Coles Point Rd.

Hague 472-3820

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library Montross Branch

56 Polk St.

Montross 472-3820

Essex Public Library

117 N. Church Ln.

Tappahannock 443-4945

Gloucester County Library

6920 Main St.

Gloucester 693-2998

Gloucester Point Branch Library

2354 York River Crossing Dr.

Hayes 642-9790

Lancaster Community Library

16 Town Centre Dr.

Kilmarnock 435-1729

Mathews Memorial Library

251 Main St.

Mathews 725-4123

Middlesex Public Library

150 Grace St.

Urbanna 758-5717

Middlesex Public Library Deltaville Branch

35 Lovers Ln.

Deltaville 776-7362

Northumberland Public Library

7204 Northumberland Hwy.

Heathsville 580-5051

Richmond County Public Library

52 Campus Dr.

Warsaw 333-3025

Movies

Essex 5 Cinemas

1653 Tap­pahan­nock Blvd.

Tappahannock 445-1166

Hillside Cinema

7321 John Clayton Mem. Hwy.

Gloucester 693-2770

York River Crossing Cinema

2226 York Crossing Dr.

Hayes 642-5999

Pick Your Own

Bentwaters Farm

1083 Circle Dr.

Mathews 725-5839

Spray-free blueberries, homegrown yarns from sheep raised on the farm, lambs and kids, Cashmere and Nigerian goats. Open by appointment.

Eastfields Farms

85 Preston Point Rd.

Mathews 725-3948

Spray-free blueberries in a chemical free environment. July and Aug. Open Fri.–Sun.

Westmoreland Berry Farm

1235 Berry Farm Ln.

Colonial Beach 224-9171

Apr.–Nov. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wed.–Sun. In addition, visit the Eagles Nest serving craft beer and wine, Fri.–Sun. noon to 6 p.m.

Putt Putt

Bethpage Miniature Golf and Ice Creamery

4817 Old Virginia St.

Urbanna 758-GOLF (4653)

Play 18 holes in the world of Cowtopia and enjoy 20 flavors of Hershey’s hand-dipped ice cream. Open to the public.

Racing

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway

4426 Tidewater Tr.

Jamaica 758-1867

Dirt track racing select Sat. nights through Oct.

Colonial Beach Dragway

2035 James Monroe Hwy.

Colonial Beach 224-7455

1/8th mile asphalt drag track.

Dragon Motor Sports

1790 Howerton Rd.

Dunnsville 443-1903

Truck and tractor pulls.

Rivah Trails

African-American Heritage Trail

6539 Main St.

Gloucester 693-1234

A self-guided driving tour of selected African American historic sites. Visit or contact the Gloucester Tourism office or the Gloucester Visitor’s Center for information and a map.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Experience and learn about the Chesapeake Bay through the routes and places associated with Smith’s explorations. There are many points of interest found in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

Visit 8 wineries in the Northern Neck. Sample itineraries and a map are available. Contact any of the wineries listed under Wine Tastings for more information.

Gloucester Blueways Trail

Gloucester 693-0014

A system of five separate water trails spanning Gloucester County. The 40 miles of trails are particularly suited for small hand-powered craft such as canoes and kayaks.

Mathews Blueways Water Trail

Mathews 725-4BAY

An interconnected system of five separate water trails spanning the waters of Mathews County and totaling over ninety miles of cruising.

Northern Neck Artisan Trail

The Artisan Trail Network includes individual artisans and their studios, historic sites, galleries, restaurants, farms and more in the Northern Neck that welcome visitors. An online map assists visitors in creating their own self-guided tours.

Northern Neck Heritage Trail Bicycling Route

18 North Irving Ave.

Colonial Beach 333-1919

Four relatively easy bicycle trails throughout the Northern Neck.

River to Bay Artisan Trail

This new and developing Middle Peninsula trail is part of the Artisan Trail Network. Individual artisans and their studios, historic sites, galleries, restaurants, farms and more welcome visitors. An online map assists visitors in creating their own self-guided tours.

Trolling for Treasures Shopping Trail

Includes 17 antique, consignment and thrift shops in Northumberland County.

The Virginia Oyster Trail

Virginia’s oysters are featured with unique waterman/aqua-artisan sites, inviting community narratives and many hospitality, creative, culinary, cultural and activity points of interest.

Semi-pro Baseball

Deltaville Deltas

Ballpark Rd.

Deltaville

Most summer Saturday evenings. $6 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Skating

Stan’s Skateland

17408 Kings Hwy.

Montross 493-9890

Fri.–Sat., 7:30–10 p.m.

Theaters

Court House Players

Mathews 725-0474

Community theater serving Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties. Dinner theater.

Donk’s Theater

9889 Buckley Hall Rd.

Mathews 725-7760

Virginia’s Lil’ Ole Opry. Live country music in a family atmosphere. Held in the Harry M. Ward auditorium at Mathews High School.

Lancaster Players

361 Chesapeake Dr.

White Stone 435-3776

Westmoreland Players

16217 Richmond Rd.

Trolley Rides

Colonial Beach Trolley

Callao 529-9345

Colonial Beach 224-0175

Makes 20 stops around the town of Colonial Beach. Every Sat. and Sun. May–Sept. On holiday weekends it runs Mon. as well.

Deltaville Osprey Trolley

Summer shuttle bus runs May 5–Sept 5. One hour loop. Fri.–Sat. Noon–10 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.–Noon. 50¢.

The Pearl Trolley

Urbanna 758-2613

The Pearl runs in and around Urbanna in Middlesex County, from May 26–Sept. 4. 25¢. Sponsors needed.

Triangle Trolley

435-1552

Between Kilmarnock, Irvington and White Stone in Lancaster County. Begins the first Fri. in May and runs through the first Sat. in Oct. plus for special events. Fri., 4-10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and holiday weekend Sun., 1- 6 p.m. 50¢.

Yorktown Trolley

Travels the village of Yorktown from the Yorktown Battlefield to the Yorktown Victory Center, including Riverwalk Landing. Operates March 18–October 30, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Extended hours Memorial Day and Labor Day, 10 a.m - 5:30 p.m. Free.

Wine/Beer Tastings

Caret Cellars

495 Meadow Landing Ln.

Caret (540) 413-6454

Noon to 6 p.m., Thur. through Mon.

Colonial Beach Brewing

215 C Washington Ave.

Colonial Beach 540-226-2114

Sat. noon–10 p.m.

The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

170 White Fences Dr.

Irvington 438-9463

Wine tastings, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.

General’s Ridge Vineyard

1618 Weldons Dr.

Hague 223-2478

Tasting room, appetizers. Thurs. noon–5 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. noon–6 p.m.; Sun. noon–5 p.m.

Good Luck Cellars

1025 Good Luck Rd.

Kilmarnock 435-1416

Open Mon. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sun. noon–5 p.m.

Hague Winery

8268 Cople Hwy.

Hague 472-5283

Ingleside Vineyards and Winery

5872 Leedstown Rd.

Oak Grove 224-8687

Jacey Vineyards

619 Train Ln.

Wicomico Church 580-4053

Wine tasting on Sat.

Kilmarnock Brewhaus

44 West Church St.

Kilmarnock 436-5174

Thur. and Fri. from 5 p.m. until closing. Sat. and Sun. from 1 p.m. until closing. Closed Mon. – Wed. for brewing.

Montross Brewery

15381 Kings Hwy.

Montross 452-7394

Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. noon-9 p.m., Sun. noon- 5 p.m.

Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery

8215 Oak Crest Dr.

King George (540) 663-2813

Specials Wine Seller

52 S. Main St.

Kilmarnock 436-9463

Free wine tastings each Fri. at 5 p.m.

That Damn Mary Brewing Company

5036 G. Washington Mem. Hwy.

Hayes

Wed.-Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. noon -9 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.

Vault Field Vineyards

2953 Kings Mill Rd.

Kinsale 472-4430

Vine

77 King Carter Dr.

Irvington 577-0773