Monday, September 26, 2016

Take a walk (or ride) on the "Wild Side" and celebrate the beautiful Fall weather by exploring Back Bay and False Cape Park! Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is hosting some fun events this Fall that will please both our local and visiting "Nature Lovers".

Blue Goose Tram Rides
Fri, Sat & Sundays 
September & October
Join the Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Back Bay NWR and False Cape State Park for a day of nature, beauty, and history. The Blue Goose Tram tours provide access into False Cape through the Refuge with a unique opportunity to view an array of wildlife... from birds to reptiles. The trip includes a one-mile hike (round-trip) to the historic Wash Woods cemetery site. Tram rides are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Be sure to wear a sweater or jacket as the bus in not enclosed.  Don't forget your water, binoculars and camera!  Tram rides cost $8/adults and $6/children (3-12) or seniors (62 & up). Active or retired military adults receive a $2 discount. Please bring cash or check!  For more information and scheduled tour times, call (757) 301-7329.

Back Bay NWR
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in the southeastern corner of Virginia. Back Bay NWR was established by Presidential Proclamation in 1938 to provide habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl, particularly greater snow geese. Today, the refuge continues to be an important link in the chain of national wildlife refuges located along the Atlantic Flyway.

Back Bay NWR contains more than 9,100 acres of land, situated on a thin strip of coastline typical of barrier islands found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Habitats include beach, dunes, woodlands, farm fields and marshes. The majority of the refuge marshlands are located on islands contained within Back Bay waters

Approximately 10,000 snow geese and a large variety of ducks and other waterfowl visit Back Bay NWR during the annual peak migration, usually in December and January. The refuge also provides habitat for a wide assortment of other wildlife, including threatened and endangered species such as loggerhead sea turtles and piping plovers.

Visitor Station Hours
Labor Day, 2016-Memorial Day, 2017:
    Open 8 am - 4 pm Tues. - Fri.
    Open 9 am - 4 pm Sat.
    Closed Sun. & Mon.

Outdoor trails are open daily, 1/2 hour before sunrise - 1/2 hour after sunset.

So come on out and enjoy the great outdoors! Questions? Contact the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge at (757) 301-7329 or visit their website at: Back Bay Website

Plan a Nature Trip!
Whether you're a local wanting a wildlife "staycation" or you're coming from out of town, the vacation experts at Siebert Realty can help with all your lodging needs. Our friendly rental agents can help you find the perfect fully furnished beach home or condo vacation rental at Sandbridge Beach, which is located just north of the refuge.  

Many of our rentals boast toasty fireplaces and warm, relaxing Hot Tubs... perfect amenities for when you return from a day of exploring the great outdoors.  Best of all, we have tons of discounts this Fall at: We also have a Fall Weekend Promotion - Rent 3 Nights - Get 4th Night FREE! **Click Here**  So plan your trip today! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

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