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7 Fun Things to do Near Cape Charles

When you stay at Chesapeake Bay KOA you have the the luxury of both amazing campground amenities, like two pools and a private beach, and fun local attractions just a short drive away. 

In the historic bayside town of Cape Charles and in the surround area you'll find outdoor adventure, fascinating museums, family fun and so much more. 

Virginia Hang Gliding

Soar high above the green fields, blue waters and barrier islands of Virginia's Eastern Shore with Virginia Hang Gliding. You can fly as high as 5,300 feet up and you'll get a video of your flight so you can prove to your friends and family how brave you are. 

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Barrier Islands Center

Learn about the fascinating history of the barrier islands that hug the coast of Virginia's Eastern Shore at this beautiful museum. The building once housed the county's almshouse, but has been lovingly restored to house exhibits and artifacts that tell the stories of the once thriving communities that called the barrier islands home.

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Poseidon Water Sports

You won't have to wander far from Chesapeake Bay KOA to enjoy this attraction, just walk down to the private beach and rent one of Poseidon Water Sports' jet skis. You can zip around the bay, see the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel up close or get a glimpse of the concrete ships at Kiptopeke State Park. 

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Chatham Vineyards

Visit the tasting room at Chatham Vineyards and learn how they craft their award wining whites, reds and rose and get a taste of each of their vintages. Wrap up your visit with a glass of wine and a cheeseboard on the patio.

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Bay Creek

Take your pick of two 18-hole courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus and the other designed by Arnold Palmer, at this beautiful golf club. Walk the greens, enjoy views of the Chesapeake Bay and wrap up your round of golf with a meal at The Coach House Tavern.

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Shockley Farms

Stop by this farm stand and pick up fresh veggies to prepare at your campsite. If you visit in the fall they have fun activities like a corn maze and a pumpkin patch. 

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Pfeiffer Riding Stable

Book a trail ride with Pfeiffer Riding Stable and explore the natural beauty of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Their wooded riding trails and experienced guides make riding fun for everyone.

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