Nestled in the heart of Hayes, Virginia is 645 acres of awesome.
Within the area indigenously known as Tsenacomacoh lies Machicomoco State Park. In the language of the Algonquian Tribe, the name Machicomoco translates to “a special meeting place.” Neither the name nor the place disappoints.
Upon entering the park, which is located on Timberneck Farm Road (at the end of Borden Road), the park rangers make an enticing declaration: “Anything you want to meet with, anything that is special; you should be able to find it at Machicomoco.” The invitation becomes even more specific. “Whether it’s the beauty of nature; the tranquility of the water; learning about the historical significance of the land; or hearing the melodious sounds of the more than 175 species of birds that have been identified at the park—you can find it here,” explain the rangers.
The list goes on.
The rangers point out that “Machicomoco has hiking and history; biking, boating, and birding; camping and kayakin...
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