Norfolk Sports and Recreation

Norfolk Sports and RecreationGetting out and enjoying some recreation and exercise is always fun, and it's actually a healthy choice for you, too! It doesn't really matter if you are taking a brisk walk on a trail, biking for a few miles or enjoying a game of catch with the kids in a local park, the important thing is that you are moving and staying active. And if watching sports is your thing, you'll find plenty to cheer about when you enjoy these excellent sporting and recreational events in Norfolk.

 

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Pro Sports

Norfolk Tides
The Norfolk Tides are a minor league baseball team in the Triple-A International League. This sports team plays its home games at Harbor Park in Norfolk. Since 2007, the Tides have been the farm team of the Baltimore Orioles.

Address: 150 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 - MAP
Phone: (757) 622-2222
Web: www.minorleaguebaseball.com

Norfolk Admirals
The Norfolk Admirals are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League and are affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Admirals play their home games at the Norfolk Scope Arena. These home games are filled with sports action and excitement, along with special promotions and giveaways for fans of all ages.

Address: 201 East Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 - MAP
Phone: (757) 640-1212
Web: www.norfolkadmirals.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

First Landing Park
Norfolk's First Landing Park is located by Chesapeake Bay and was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It has since continued the tradition of providing a natural haven for visitors to enjoy. One of its many recreation attractions is the availability of hiking, bicycle and guided trails that stretch out for 20 miles. The most popular section is the Bald Cypress Trail that is one mile across dunes and ponds. Bikes are only allowed on the Cape Henry trail.

Address: 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451- MAP
Phone: (757) 412-2300
Web: www.dcr.virginia.gov

Pocahontas State Park
Pocahontas State Park is located about 20 miles from downtown Richmond in Chesterfield County. It offers hiking, biking and bridle trails. You'll find five miles of hiking trails around Beaver Lake, a five mile bicycle trail as well as a recreation trail accessible to people with disabilities. Also, numerous trails are available to hikers and cyclists that wind through the surrounding woodlands. Additionally, there are approximately 10 miles of bridle trails. Mountain bikers will enjoy the single-track mountain bike trails that range from easy to expert levels.

Address: 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, VA 23838- MAP
Phone: (804) 796-4255
Web: www.dcr.virginia.gov

Majestic Oak Trail
York River State Park offers beautiful scenery as well as several recreation trails that offer a chance to get a unique view of the park's lush surroundings. Two of the most popular are the Majestic Oak Trail that is used more by bikers and horseback riders than hikers, and the Mataponi Trail that offers a great view of the York River and the 7-acre Woodstock Pond.

Address: 9801 York River Park Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188- MAP
Phone: (757) 566-3036
Web: www.dcr.virginia.gov

 

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Watersports

Lake Drummond
Lake Drummond offers a plethora of splashy fun and water recreation! Take a swim or maybe navigate your boat out toward the middle of the lake for some excellent fishing. Water skiing equipment rentals are available in close proximity, so there's no excuse for not having some wet and wild fun at Lake Drummond!

Address: Norfolk, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 382-6411
Web: visitchesapeake.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

American Indoor Karting
Put the pedal to the metal and rev your engine up to enjoy some great fun at American Indoor Karting. This recreation venue features state-of-the-art European racing machines that you can drive on a track that features as many challenges as it does memorable moments. Safety is the top priority, but you will surely want to feel the roar of the engines (and the adrenaline rush) of taking to the track at top speed!

Address: 2736 North Mall Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23452 - MAP
Phone: (757) 486-3003
Web: www.americanindoorkarting.com

West Point Skydiving Adventures
Experience an adrenaline rush among the clouds when you go on an incredible skydiving adventure! Getting in the drop zone and jumping to the DZ is easier than you think when you let the pros at No Limits Skydiving West Point guide you. Safety is obviously the first priority, but once you are airborne, you will feel your heartbeat increase as you get ready to step off the plane to experience a rush that is like no other!

Address: 1001 Airport Rd, West Point, VA - MAP
Phone: (434) 532-6570
Web: www.skydivinginwestpointva.com

 

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Leisure

AMF Norfolk Lanes
Set 'em up for a great game of bowling at AMF Norfolk Lanes. It's fun for the whole family! Play a few frames while the kids enjoy state-of-the-art gaming in the impressive arcade. Great munchies are available at the concession stand, so you can keep your energy level up to keep knocking those pins down.

Address: 2441 East Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518- MAP
Phone: (757) 583-1571
Web: www.amf.com

Ocean View Fishing Pier
Take the stress out of your recreational fishing excursion when you cast your line off the Ocean View Fishing Pier. This unique spot overlooks Chesapeake Bay and offers complete facilities and equipment for anglers of all ages. You'll find a bait house, a restaurant, a game room and restrooms all close by. Just bring your friends for a great time that will surely be filled with some unforgettable catches!

Address: 400 West Ocean Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503 - MAP
Phone: (757) 583-6000
Web: www.oceanviewfishingpier.com