Chesapeake is located south west of Virginia Beach Located just a bit south west of Virginia Beach,. It is quiet area to visit and has a variety of things to do. The area has a selection of restaurants, beautiful parks and other places you can spend your time. You shouldn't find yourself short on things to do in Chesapeake VA
Northwest River Park
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Located upon the banks of the Northwest River in Southeastern Chesapeake, VA, this massive 763-acre park is a blend of natural beauty and recreational activities. It features Year-round boating, hiking, fishing, and a variety of programs. The park boasts its own 18-hole disc golf course, miniature golf course, horseshoes, volleyball nets and so much more. The park has 66 campsites for you to choose from and 2 rental cabins. For nature lovers, this truly should top the list of fun things to do in Chesapeake VA. If you are lucky, you may catch a family of turtles sunning themselves on a log.
Located just off Volvo Pkwy behind Lowes and Home Depot, features a large lake and scenic open space. The park sprawls 65 acres. There are numerous picnic tables, docks overlooking the lake, benches, and exercise stops along the trail. All of which feature a great view of the lake and wooded areas. Sadly swimming and boating of any kind are not permitted unless you can obtain a permit.
Runners, walkers and strollers can routinely be seen enjoying the trail. The path leading to the trail is paved. The trail around the lake generally stays pretty solid. If there has been some heavy rain it softens up. Parking at the entrance is limited. The majority of people park across the street.
The key attraction that bring Oak Grove Lake Park to the list of things to do in Chesapeake VA is that it is a great central location with a trail that is friendly to all fitness level with amazing views!
The Great Dismal Swamp Canal Trail in Chesapeake, VA is a great place to get outdoors without having to be on a traditional trail. The trail is paved and is an excellent place to go for a walk, a run, and biking. Given that it is a road, it also makes for an excellent place to teach a child to learn how to ride a bike. No motor vehicles are allowed on the path, so you can focus on learning to ride. The map below takes you to the parking closest on the Chesapeake side on 17, if you search on Google it has you going down further south. As far as things to do in Chesapeake VA go, this is your go to for a quiet family bicycle ride!