Getting to know Virginia – Westmoreland Park

We are experiencing unseasonably pleasant weather for late August, so I took a trip to Westmoreland Park yesterday, located in Montross, VA, about an hour and a half northeast of Richmond. It is on the Potomac River and separates VA from Maryland.

I want to go back after school starts, on a weekday, when its less crowded and hunt for stuff. I didn’t make it to the other side of the park this time, but they have a beach called “Fossil Beach” where combers have found ancient shark teeth (hence why I have to go back)!!

I did find some sea glass though (again, I need to go back)!


The drive is mostly through farmland, but there are some antique stores and restaurants that look intriguing.

The drive into the park is heavily wooded and would probably look really pretty in the fall.


When you enter the park, you are up on the cliffs overlooking the river. It is so expansive, it almost looks like an ocean.



The land on the other side is Maryland – about seven miles away.

The park itself is very well maintained with lots of picnic benches, a pool, and a “snack shack.”







Unfortunately there are jellyfish in the water. But after a quick search, I believe these are moon jellyfish and the stings are minor.


A fish carcass.

I think this is an osprey.

The park also has cabins throughout the park that you can rent.


All in all, it was a lovely day, with a lovely drive, and a destination I definitely will return to!


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