Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Nature abounds at Fort Monroe. Whether you prefer paddling the Chesapeake Bay, bird watching at Grand View Nature Preserve or casting a line aboard the Ocean Eagle, our natural resources offer big adventures.
Fort Monroe is also a part of The Virginia Bird and Wildlife Trail (VBWT), an organized network of outdoor sites highlighting the best places to see birds and wildlife in the Commonwealth. Walk a nature trail, paddle a river, or enjoy a scenic overlook to experience Virginia’s wealth of natural diversity, ranging from brown pelicans and bottlenose dolphins along our Atlantic Coast to bald eagles and black bear in the Appalachian Mountains. With 400 species of birds, 150 species of mammals, 150 species of amphibians and reptiles, 250 species of fish, plus hundreds of butterfly, dragonfly, and other invertebrate species, you’ll soon see why Virginia is a premier destination for birding and wildlife viewing. Fort Monroe is one of 14 sites on the Lower Peninsula Loop. To learn more about Fort Monroe as an excellent destination for wildlife observation click here.