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Enjoy the beauty of Chesapeake's parks as you exercise on our fitness trails located at City Park, Deep Creek Lock Park, Great Bridge Community Center, and Western Branch Park. Move from station-to-station at your own pace, completing the exercises at each stop. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset all year.
Blue & Green Trails
Chesapeake's blue and green trails criss-cross the height and breadth of this 353-square-mile city where wildlife, flora and fauna flourish. Parks with established foot or bike trails include Northwest River Park, Oak Grove Lake Park, Indian River Park, Western Branch Park, along with Deep Creek Lock and Great Bridge Lock parks.
Always recognized for its back-to-nature habitats for the two-legged locals to enjoy, Chesapeake is fast becoming a destination for serious nature-lovers. There are hundreds of species of fish and mammals, but also of birds and butterflies. Due to its geography and forested wetlands, you can see these natural surroundings up close from walking or biking trails or from water trails in a canoe or kayak.
Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a former section of Virginia State Rt. 17, now a multi-use trail open to bicycling, walking, running, horseback riding, and boating. The north trailhead is located at the intersection of Dominion Blvd and Old Rt 17 in Chesapeake, VA, and runs south 8.5 miles, adjacent to the Dismal Swamp Canal.