Nestled between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, False Cape State Park is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic coast. The 4,500-acre refuge was established in 1938 as a vital place for migratory birds to rest and gather food. This pristine area, south of the busy Virginia Beach area, remains a breathtaking place to explore. Arrive in the afternoon at the adjacent Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center where you will board a tram for an approximate 2-hour trip into False Cape. This guided tour includes stops at the Wash Woods Historic site (approximate 1-mile, easy round-trip walk), scenic overviews of the water and a stop at the False Cape Visitor Center. Along the way, you'll want to be on the lookout for unique wildlife. Your day will first start at the Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market where you will enjoy a presentation on the agriculture of Virginia Beach followed by time to browse the many merchants. Enjoy lunch, buffet style, in their covered pavilion that consists of a soup, sweet potato biscuits with country ham, a dessert, beverage and a sample scoop of ice cream.
Pick-up: Chester Presbyterian Church: 7:30 a.m.; Return, 7:00 p.m.
Pick-up: Chippenham Hospital: 8:00 a.m.; Return, 6:30 p.m.
SPECIAL TRIP INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW
Trip Refund information: Refund requests must be made in writing at least 30 days prior to the start of the trip. Because trips require an earlier confirmation with our vendor, this more advanced notice of your cancellation is required in order to receive a refund. If a change in day, time or location prohibits you from attending, we will be happy to refund your fee. Simply mail your written request at least one week prior to its start.
If you must cancel: Because some trips require earlier confirmation, a more advanced notice of your cancellation is required to receive a refund (at least 30 days in advance). Call us to see if there is a waiting list or we will work with you to allow someone to take your place.
Special Forms: All participants will be required to sign a Medical Release and Assumption of Risk Form, to participate, which will be mailed to you prior to the trip.
Need a little extra help: If you plan to travel but have a special request, such as motion sickness, are a little slow in walking or have special diet requests give us a call and we can discuss your needs. Call 751-4135, at least three weeks prior to the trip.