We began our journey to Westmoreland State Park in search of fossils! We had seen the photos on the Virginia State Parks Facebook page with the giant Megaladon fossilized sharks teeth and thought this would be a great treasure hunt!
On the look-out for a real treasure hunt at Westmoreland State Park
Some nice hiking and biking trails
Don't do this! Go closer to the water's edge to find fossils! (We learned the hard way)
A better approach to find fossils at Fossil Beach
Sifting for fossils was a lot of fun
We had a blast on this hike; this is a cool viewing platform
We left Dad at work and packed up the car and drove the 6+ hours to get to Westmoreland State Park which we used as our home base for fun. We were also able to make a day visit to neighboring state parks on the Northern Neck: Belle Isle State Park (along the shores of the Rappahannock River) and Caledon State Park (home to the largest concentration of Bald Eagles on the East Coast). We recommend all three of these parks!
Winter at Westmoreland was really great; we had no crowds, no hot sun or bugs, but plenty of adventure! Learn more about Westmoreland State Park here.