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Oct. 12, 9 am - Tidal Lagoon trail at Dutch Gap Conservation Area

The Dutch Gap Conservation Area is nearby, about halfway between Richmond and Petersburg. We’ll hike the 4.5 mile trail around the Tidal Lagoon. The trail is flat and relatively easy, and the setting is woods, meadows, lagoon, wildlife, and James River. Since the parking area is shared with Henricus Historical Park, an additional option after the hike would be to visit the park. It’s the site of the first permanent settlement established in the Virginia Colony after Jamestown. The 1611 settlement has been recreated with over a dozen period structures, and is worth seeing. The admission is $8.00. Special activities are going on during the weekend of our hike, which should add to the experience. Check it out by searching Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Henricus Historical Park.

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  • Herb B.

    Thanks for another great hike Jeff. I've probably been on this hike more than anybody but I learned a lot of the history that I was only vaguely familiar with. It was great meeting new friends and seeing two of Jake the Snake.

    October 14, 2013

  • Lynn M.

    Had a great time with this group today! It was my first adventure with James River Hikers and I am already looking forward to the next one. Thanks to Jeff for making it fun and educational!

    October 12, 2013

  • Traudel M.

    Enjoyed the hike very much, despite the weather (I am sure the misty rain did wonders for everyone's complexion!). Great job, Jeff. Hope we can do this one again soon. Also enjoyed meeting new people and see familiar faces again.

    October 12, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Loved the hike. Thanks again for organizing it Jeff.

    October 12, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    Eight of us made the hike. It was misty, and there was a little rain, but not enough to be a problem. Our wildlife sightings included a turtle, a couple snakes, a deer, and various birds. We covered about 5 miles and finished right at noon.

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Deborah

      Jeff, thanks for putting the hike together. Definitely worth going back so I hope you do it again. Thanks for the interesting history of the area - loved your map! Would be neat to put in a kayak or canoe and paddle around the area. Nice to see everyone!

      1 · October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got there early and walked the trail. Beautiful walk this morning. Misting rain started when I was at mile 3.5 but it was fine as you were under the tree canopy. Will definitely go back on a prettier day to walk again.

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    It's probably too late to do any good now, but my cell phone is[masked]

    October 12, 2013

  • Linda L

    Decided to sit this one out due to the weather.

    October 12, 2013

  • Rick

    Sorry to bail. I was so looking forward to this one.

    October 12, 2013

  • Lenora B S.

    Cancelling because if weather. I'll catch the next one.

    October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beth & Joe are canceling because of the weather

    October 11, 2013

  • Jo E.

    70% change of rain....kind of chilly..hope I can make it another day

    October 11, 2013

  • Becky M.

    Spot open!

    October 11, 2013

  • Patti T.

    Someone can have my spot. I am fighting a sinus infection and probably shouldn't be out in the rain. :(

    October 11, 2013

  • Joe M.

    My wife and I decided not to go on this hike because we are getting ready for a trip and need the time to get ready. I hope someone can take our places and we will try again at another time. Have fun!!

    October 11, 2013

  • Lynne H.

    Someone just got bumped up off the waitlist because I decided that prediction of 40% rain was my conscience's way of telling me I needed to come to work and do some catching up and wait for a sunnier day to have fun. Of course, it will probably NOT rain and it WILL be sunny... :0)

    October 11, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    The weather's not getting any better, but I do not plan to cancel. We'll hike with whoever shows up. Right now, we still have a full signup and a waiting list, so if you decide not to attend, please change your RSVP. Thanks.

    October 11, 2013

  • Lynne Nicholas S.

    I just had to cancel the hike on Saturday, much to my chagrin. I hope to make it the next time. Have fun and I'm glad that someone got off the wait list.

    October 10, 2013

  • Alye

    Anyone want to carpool? Got place for 3 (possibly 4 if you don't mind the middle)

    October 10, 2013

  • Sue

    Fell out of my clogs yesterday and rolled my left foot...ouch! I opened up a spot for someone! Have a good time!

    October 10, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    The weather's looking a little iffy, but we're still on for Saturday. There's only a 30% chance of rain, but bring your rain gear, just in case.

    If you change your plans, please change your RSVP. A few people are still on the waiting list.

    Let's gather at the line of flagpoles beside the main parking lot at Henricus Historical Park.

    Directions from I-95 - Take exit 61 (Hopewell/Chester)east that sends you on route 10 towards Hopewell. Go .3 miles to the light and take a left on Old Stage Road. Go 2 miles to the stop sign and take a right on Coxendale Road. Go .7 miles until you get to the big blue Henricus Historical Park sign. Turn right and follow the road around for 1.3 miles until you reach the parking lot for Henricus Historical Park.

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Nang Pann Ei K.

    can someone tell me where is the meeting point for this hike?

    October 10, 2013

  • Lynne H.

    Does anyone know if we are on the waitlist below when
    someone cancels, if we move up the list in order and onto the "going" list?

    October 8, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      It's set up so that as a person drops off, the next person in line is accepted.

      October 8, 2013

    • Rick

      Welcome aboard Lynne.

      October 8, 2013

  • Tammy

    Son has baseball game in the morning so can't make it.

    October 8, 2013

  • Marcus B.

    I have to work and can not attend...

    October 8, 2013

  • Mary P

    Eleven on the waiting list. Wow! What's going on with this hike? Have people found out that Jeff is providing chocolate?

    October 7, 2013

  • John B.

    This is a nice hike; not difficult at all.
    Completed hike in late June of this year.
    Bring binoculars and camera for wildlife ]shots.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Nang Pann Ei K.

    Tom and I just joined the wait list. Hope we can get a spot. Fellows and friends, are you also on the list?

    October 6, 2013

  • Melissa D.

    dang, just received Todd's comment and it filled. Really need a wait list for these hikes

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Jeff R.

      Glad to see you got in!

      October 3, 2013

    • Melissa D.

      Thanks to you and Rick for placing a wait list button on this hike - greatly appreciate it!

      October 3, 2013

  • Christina

    I'll be out of town again :(

    September 30, 2013

  • Lynne Nicholas S.

    I really want to go on this hike. Hope I get a spot.

    September 30, 2013

  • Todd K

    one spot is open!

    September 30, 2013

  • Sue

    Beautiful area near where I live! Please put me on the waitlist, thanks.

    September 23, 2013

  • Melissa D.

    I would like to do this hike also. If anyone else can not make this one, please let me know. Thanks!

    September 21, 2013

  • Traudel M.

    I really wanted to do this hike. If somebody is backing out, would you please let me know?

    September 20, 2013

    • Nan S.

      Traudel, I can give up my place for you. I am planning to lead another hike for the Central VA Trailblazers group. Enjoy!

      September 20, 2013

    • Traudel M.

      Thank you so very much. I really appreciate this.

      September 20, 2013

  • Doug

    All the years I've lived in Richmond, this trek will be a first.

    September 2, 2013

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