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Virginia Oyster Trail
Virginia Oyster Trail
By J. Elaine VonCannon, Associate Broker, ABR, SRES, Property Management, Coldwell Banker Traditions, Brooks Real Estate
When I moved up to Essex County, Dunnsville I found an abundance of interesting places and restaurants. This is one of the most fun things to do when you visit the Rivah country as locals call it or the Northern Neck. 
The trail was made for cultivating local economy:
The Virginia Oyster Trail is a visitor-directed experiential “journey of discovery” program featuring Virginia’s Oyster regions; with unique waterman/aqua-artisan sites, inviting community narratives and many hospitality, creative, culinary, cultural and activity points of interest to be found along the way. One of the most important items is to help visitors build experiences.  The Trail  focuses on increasing awareness of the benefits Virginia Oysters have on local economies; with emphasis on community development, environmental stewardship, entrepreneurial growth, health attributes and the cultural integration of Virginia’s distinctive aquaculture way of life. This way of life has been part of the Virginia heritage from the beginning.
Oyster History in Virginia:
Historically, Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay were a haven for oysters. Journals from the crews that sailed with Capt. John Smith (of Pocahontas and Jamestown Settlement fame), mentioned feasting on oysters after ... more

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