This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Founder’s District. All opinions are 100% mine.
We love combining history with our travel plans. It’s part and parcel of being a homeschool family, I think, to make every moment a fun and meaningful learning experience. When I plan a historic vacation for my family, there are several elements I try to include: educational opportunities, outdoor activities, and restful fun! Hog Island Wildlife in The Founder’s District of Virginia is a spot that lands on my wishlist!
A Historic Vacation Spot
The location gets its name from 17th century English settlers who let their hogs forage on the tip of land by the James River. Now, it’s home to thousands of waterfowl who forage and nest in the tidal marshes.
Our boys would love Hog Island Wildlife. They’re huge bird watching enthusiasts and would love to spy for eagles, shorebirds, and other wildlife.
Taking a trip to Hog Island Wildlife could be part of a larger educational trip to visit many sites important to the founding of America.
Outdoor Activities Abound
On Hog Island, hiking and boating opportunities abound. Wildlife can be spotted from both land or shore. Open land, piney forests, and tidal marshes offer diverse ecosystems to explore with kids.
Our family loves off the beaten path vacation spots, and the tip of a peninsula like Hog Island certainly is that!
Make Vacation Truly a Restful Time
How many times have you heard people say they need a vacation from their vacation? Planning a historic vacation focused around outdoor and nature spots ensures you won’t always be in the hustle and bustle of crowded and busy tourist spots. Instead you can take your time and wander trails and picnic spots, be surprised by wildlife, and soak in the moment and the memories.
Hog Island Wildlife offers birding, fishing, boating, hiking and plenty of other restful outdoor activities that truly help a family slow down and savor the moment together.
Learning together as a family, while enjoying the restful aspect of nature equal the perfect vacation for our family! One that would definitely go down in OUR family history book!