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Essex County Hutchinson Tract
19108 Tidewater Trail
200 acres planted in native warm-season grasses
250 acres of upland forest
130 acres of pristine tidal marsh almost completely free of
Frontage on Mt. Landing Creek
Buffered with a planting of native Eastern hardwoods
Grasslands being successfully managed for certain birds: Grasshopper sparrow, Northern Bobwhite and other ground nesters
2.7 miles of road with 3 parking areas
1.5 miles of accessible wildlife observation trails
Canoe/kayak launch and fishing pier
Interpretive signs Wayside exhibits
Environmental Education Pavilion
Informational kiosks with maps and brochures
Robert Taylor Observation Deck
Robert "Bobby" Hutchinson Memorial Observation Deck
Perennial stream under elevated walkway in mid-story region of deciduous forest
Scenic memorial overlook
Interpretive water trail on Mt. Landing Creek with accompanying waterproof brochures
A group of volunteers, most from Essex County, meets twice a month on designated dates to maintain trails, sweep the elevated walkways, canoe launch, and fishing pier, clean the restrooms, and perform light maintenance. Anyone interested in volunteering with this group should contact Judy Allen, Coordinator 804.443.4549.
A second group of volunteers routinely mows the grounds and performs heavier maintenance. Contact John Elkin, Coordinator, at his 703.851.2495 to join this group.
Hutchinson is located approximately a half mile north of Tappahannock. The address is
19108 Tidewater Trail, Tappahannock, VA 22560.
Essex County Hutchinson Tract (Official Site)
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