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The Water is Fine COME ON IN John henLey John henLey by Jenn Sloggie-Pierce MARk ATkinSon ` Top: Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford Bottom: James River Tubing, Scottsville ` Tula Adventure Sports Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Virginia Beach Virginia boasts 132 miles of ocean shoreline. From the Chesapeake Bay to Virginia Beach to the Eastern Shore, Virginia's coast and water ways are a vacationer's paradise just waiting to be explored. Whether you are in for a relaxing boat ride, fullimmersion or somewhere in between, Virginia's beaches, lakes and rivers across the state, offer the pickiest landlover a reason to get wet. LOVE OF WATER I love being on the water. I grew up in Coastal Virginia, in the southeast corner of the state. We called it Tidewater then, and I have many fond memories of afternoons About the Writer Jenn Sloggie-Pierce is a Lecturer of English at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, where she teaches composition classes. She lives in Virginia Beach with her musician husband and two sons, who love the beach and the trails of First Landing State Park as much as she does. She often contributes articles about pop culture and outdoor recreation for local blogs and online publications. 85

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virginia Travel Guide 2015

Welcome To Virginia
Virginia Travel Information & State Map
Great Scenic Drives
The Beauty of the Small Town
Eat Like a Local
The New Virginia Cuisine
Local Foodie Fun
Wine & Oysters: Perfect Virginia Pair
Craft Ciders and Other Sips
Love on Tap: Craft Brews
Music to the Ear
Resorts and Sweet Dreams
Golf Virginia!
The Sporting Life
Civil War & Emancipation
Tracking “Turn” in Virginia
Walking with Speilberg and Lincoln
Natural Outdoors
Virginia Water Adventures
Coastal Virginia
Coastal Virginia / Eastern Shore
Chesapeake Bay
Northern Virginia
Central Virginia
Southern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Blue Ridge Highlands
Heart of Appalachia
Virginia Accommodations
Virginia Events 2015

Virginia Travel Guide 2015