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Off season fun at Westmoreland State Park

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

On the look-out for a real treasure hunt at Westmoreland State Park

Some nice hiking and biking trails!

Some nice hiking and biking trails

Don't do this! Go closer to the water's edge to find them!

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!

A better approach to find fossils at Fossil Beach

They are hard to spot, but a lot of fun!

Sifting for fossils was a lot of fun

We had a blast on this hike, this is a viewing platform over a marsh and Fossil Beach

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.


Published: 01/08/2013


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