Kiptopeke Getaway




The best $25 you’ll ever spend! Enjoy a full day in nature with expert guides. Travel on board The Nature Bus to Kiptopeke State Park, where we will join an experienced forager on a wildflower walk, go fishing and crabbing, rent kayaks or bicycles, campfire singalong and s’mores, hike to the bluff and watch the sun set. Then finish the day with a guided owl-prowl hike. REDUCED PRICE (from $75 to $25)


Kiptopeke Getaway

Free carpool transportation on The Nature Bus


Travel time: 35 minutes, 28 miles Cape Charles, VA 23310 through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel


7:15 – 7:45 Meet at REI. Check-in process, use restroom before boarding the bus (no RR on bus), put your sac lunch into designated coolers (no food or drink permitted on the bus)

7:45 – 9:00 Travel time to Cape Charles, VA

8:30 – 9:00 disembark from bus, restroom and snack break

9:00 – 11:00 Wildflower Walk, focused on what is edible

11:00 – 12:30 Picnic lunch and independent rest time (nap in your tree hammocks? Or bring a towel; or walk around the park)

12:30 – 3:30 CHOICE of:

  1. Fishing & Crabbing (everything you need provided)
  2. Guided nature hike

3:30 – 4:00 restroom and snack break (2 groups meet up again)

4:00 – 5:30 Your own chill time, may include:

  1. Nap in your tree hammock
  2. Option to rent a kayak (bring cash; not expensive)
  3. Option to rent a bicycle (bring cash; not expensive)
  4. Explore the park

5:30 – 7:00 grill your dinner on charcoal grills in the park (we’ll provide charcoal); you can prepare and cook up your fish and crabs for grilling/boiling.

7:00 – 8:30ish (until 30 min before sundown) – S’Mores around the campfire. Feel free to bring your portable musical instruments. Bring your ghost stories

Optional if the group would like to do this: 8:30ish – 10 Guided owl prowl night hike

10:00 – 10:30 travel back to REI



Quick pocket snacks such as trail mix and/or granola bars

Sac lunch (put into coolers provided)

Sac dinner and something to you might want to put onto the charcoal grill (we will provide the cooler with ice to keep your items fresh and cold)

Water in water bottle


Insect repellent or netted bug suit


Closed toe shoes

Water shoes

Dress for the weather (we go rain or shine); if raining dress head to toe in rain gear to keep yourself 100% dry as we play outdoors all day in the rain! There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing 🙂

There are no upcoming dates for this event.