Full Of Water And Cypress Trees, The Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge In Virginia Is A Marshy Paradise
No two landscapes in Virginia are exactly alike. The proof lies in the breathtaking differences between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, or the rolling hills of the Piedmont and the swampy terrain of Virginia’s incredible marshlands. Today, we’ll take you to a place that seems like something conjured from a dream: the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Shared between Virginia and North Carolina, this otherworldly landscape features a treasure trove of natural attractions like bald cypress trees, forested wetlands, and beautiful creatures who call this coastal plains region home. Here’s more on what you can expect from your visit to this magnificent Virginia landmark.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you seen the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge before? What did you explore there? We’d love to hear all about your experiences — feel free to leave a comment below! Looking for more beautiful places in Virginia to explore? Check out our list of breathtaking natural attractions hiding in Virginia.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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