The Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries just opened two new Wildlife Management areas with walking trails and guess what? They are within 20 minutes of our home!! This is so great as there are really no places to hike or take the dogs for a nice long walk anywhere near us.
Well if you know us, you know we had to check them out as soon as we heard so we headed to one of the two last weekend and it was fantastic. The Duncan Wildlife Management Area is where we went and while it only has one of its trails open currently the map showed there are several more planned. The main trail is gravel covered and very wide, perfect for puppies on a leash who like to zigzag like ours. Biking would also be easy here as you have plenty of room to pass others without interfering with their walk. It has a large pond area and a large meadow near the end and was almost completely flat so not strenuous at all. It will be a very “buggy” walk though the summer so while we will go back, probably will not until after bug and tick season. Here are a few photos from our walk.