Thursday, July 31, 2014

DMV Road Trip... The Northern Neck of Virginia

Courtesy Google Maps

There's not much like a nice road trip to recharge your spirit from time to time. On a recent excursion, On Our Blocks traveled to the historic Northern Neck of Virginia. A relatively short drive down Maryland's route 301 over the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge will expose you to some of the region's historical treasures. For more about the birthplace of George Washington and a day cruise to Tangier Island,CLICK BELOW.

Wilkerson's Seafood Restaurant

For starters, we suggest a stop in Colonial Beach for casual dining along the Potomac at Wilkerson's. It's about one hour and 15 minutes from the city and features a fresh seafood menu. If you're into buffets, their limited selection is also a nice option on weekends.

President George Washington's birthplace is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia, 38 miles east of Fredericksburg on Virginia Route 3, George Washington Birthplace National Monument preserves the heart of Augustine Washington’s plantation, the 17th century homesite of the immigrant John Washington, and the Washington Family Burial Ground.
George Washington's Birth Home

We continued our trip along the Potomac and saw the birthplaces of former Presidents George Washington and James Monroe. The area is also the birthplace of several signers of The Declaration of Independence, as well as Confederate General Robert E. Lee. We eventually made our way to Reedville, which was once recognized as the wealthiest town in the United States.

From Reedville, we caught the day cruise to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay. The Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay actually meet one another not far from Reedville. The boat leaves from Buzzard's Point Marina in Reedville at 10 AM and returns at 4 PM on most days.

Here's video footage from Tangier Island: