Over .15 miles in length, the Chesapeake Boardwalk takes you off the tailored grounds and into a lush, coastal woodland. Romantically interwoven with nature, the wider clearings have hosted countless weddings and the more intimate spots have sparked countless engagements.
The trail winds alongside a marshy inlet and gives a glimpse of Virginia's most iconic wildlife. You will almost always find Great Egrets or Blue Cranes fishing in the shallows. In the summer, blue-tailed lizards, called skinks, sunbathe on the wooden beams. These harmless creatures lie motionless until you step too close, at which point they scurry off into the woods. The boardwalk ends at a sea-level dock with an expansive, serene view.