We could re-invent the wheel and compile a list of places see and experience while you’re in the Northern Neck. Or we could direct you to our local tourism council’s website that has already done the hard work.
Menokin is proud to be a part of these historic and cultural trails in the Northern Neck.
Four hundred years ago Englishman John Smith and a small crew of adventurers set out in an open boat to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Between 1607 and 1609 Smith mapped and documented nearly 3,000 miles of the Bay and its rivers. The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail lets you experience and learn about the Chesapeake Bay through the routes and places associated with Smith’s explorations.
Virginia is the largest producer of fresh, farm-raised oysters on the East Coast, providing seven regions of distinctive flavor. From the salts of the Eastern Shore, to the sweets of the Rappahannock River, you are invited to take a delicious journey of discovery on the Virginia Oyster Trail.
“Where water surrounds and creativity abounds”
The Chesapeake Bay and their tributaries provide a haven for boaters and water enthusiasts, and have supported a fishing industry for generations. At the present, Colonial architecture, walkable small towns and villages, bed & breakfasts and inns, parks and campgrounds, wineries, historic sites and museums, marinas and retail shops are among the valuable assets that attract visitors to the area.