Wild Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the Wildest Nature Scavenger Hunt on the Middle Peninsula!

Are you ready for an adventure that combines the thrill of a scavenger hunt with the beauty of Virginia’s Coastal Wilds? Whether you’re a seasoned nature enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to explore, our Wild Scavenger Hunt is perfect for you!

Explore: Head to Captain Sinclair’s Public Recreation Area in Gloucester, Virginia with your camera or smartphone.

Capture: Snap photos of the following:

Flora: Capture the vibrancy of the native plants throughout the property.

Fauna: Photograph birds in flight, insects on the move, and animals in their natural habitat. Think deer, turkey, osprey, Bald Eagles, otters, Blue Heron and a plethora of fish.

Landscapes: Snap stunning vistas. The sunrise and sunset over the river is to die for.

Unique Finds: Look for natural wonders.

Submit: Upload your photos to our website and share your adventure with the community.

Plan Ahead: Check the weather and plan your route.

Stay Safe: Follow local guidelines and respect wildlife and natural habitats.

Be Patient: Nature doesn’t always cooperate, so take your time to get the perfect shot.

Have Fun: Enjoy the journey and the wonders of the natural world!

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
*By submitting these photos, I grant the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority permission to use the images in marketing outdoor recreation activities in the region.
Located in the rural Land’s End area of Gloucester County, just past Naxera.

Click here to get directions using Google Maps or follow the directions below:

  • Take US Rt 17 into Gloucester County.
  • Turn onto Rt 614, Feather Bed Ln (6 m).
  • Take a LEFT into The Corduroy (.4 m).
  • Continue onto Rt 614, The Bay Cottage Ln (404 ft).
  • Continue onto The Corduroy (434 ft).
  • Slight LEFT onto Land’s End Rd (.5 m).
  • 1st RIGHT onto Whittaker Drive (.2 m).
  • Turn LEFT onto the driveway and follow for about .1 miles to the Main House Area.
  • Continue taking the driveway past the Main House and around the Pool House to the right to park closer to the pier entrance.

Note: Captain Sinclair’s Recreational Area is located in a low-lying tidal waterfront area. Higher-than-normal tides exceeding 3.2 ft may make the VDOT road impassable.

Support the Coastal Wilds

Virginia’s Coastal Wilds grows thanks to the support of the community in the donation of land, time, talent and treasure! Interested in lending your support?