Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Portsmouth Ditch Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23323
United States

TRACK Trail Details
Mileage: 1.50 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Dirt/Natural
Fee Information
Location Features
  • Restrooms
  • Fishing
  • Leashed Pets Allowed
  • Bike Trail
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The Great Dismal Swamp

The Great Dismal Swamp protects a very complex ecosystem that benefits both wildlife and people. On this adventure, discover the unique features of this land.

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A Quest for Dragons

Dragonflies can be seen across the world soaring and swooping over ponds, rivers, and marshes. On this adventure, discover the diverse world of dragonflies.

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Tracks & Traces

From footprints to scat, animals leave clues of their presence everywhere. On this adventure, learn to identify the tracks and traces animals leave behind!

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Types of Trees

It’s easy to get confused by all the tree species found in the forest. On this adventure, learn to identify a few of the common types of trees in the area.

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Nature's Hide & Seek e-Adventure
Nature's Hide & Seek

Let's see what we can discover today! On this adventure, explore your surroundings and use this checklist to find common things often overlooked in nature.

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Animal Athletes e-Adventure
Animal Athletes

Have you ever wanted to copy an animal's movement? On this adventure, follow along with the animal exercises on the pages and enjoy getting some energy out.

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Hikin' to Find Lichen e-Adventure
Hikin' to Find Lichen

Do you kow what lichen is?! On this adventure, learn how lichen are created by algae and fungi coming together and how to identify the three types of lichen.

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Bug Out e-Adventure
Bug Out

Ready to investigate the world of creeping and crawling critters? On this adventure, recognize the differences between insects, spiders, and other arthropods.

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