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Mindful Meditation at Hoffler Creek

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

In addition to learning basic techniques, we will review the well-documented medical evidence that meditation practice reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and actually slows the aging process. Attend one class or all, free, with donations to Hoffler Creek welcome. Free event but registration is required.

Arbor Day Tree Walk at Hoffler Creek

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

Join local arborists DW Coble to learn the ins and outs of trees.  Afterwards, take home a sapling of your own donated by Bartlett Tree Experts. $15 per person

$15.00

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Sunset Paddle at Hoffler Creek

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

Join our experienced guides for a kayak tour of Hoffler Creek as the day winds down. Wrap up the evening by catching the sunset over the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel from the James River. Pricing is PER PERSON for this event. (See details below.) Individual children between the ages of 3 – 17 must book with a parent/guardian. Smaller […]

$40.00
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Early Bird Walk at Hoffler Creek

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

Take a stroll around Lake Ballard and beyond with local birding experts (or by yourself) to identify birds in the area by sight and sound before the Preserve opens to the public at 10:00 am. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope for best viewing. For early bird access, the gates will open at 7:45 am […]

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Salt Marsh Paddle at Hoffler Creek

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

Navigate the twists and turns of Hoffler Creek with an experienced guide while learning about this expansive marsh habitat and its inhabitants. As birds soar overhead, fish swim below, and crabs roam the shoreline, endless wonders will surround you. Pricing is PER PERSON for this event. (See details below.) Individual children between the ages of 3 – […]

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Full Moon Paddle at Hoffler Creek

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

Launch with us onto Lake Ballard in the center of the Preserve under the light of the full moon. Stay close to the group to learn about our unique history and wildlife, or paddle off on your own for a more intimate experience. Ticket Pricing: - Standard tickets: $40 - Standard tickets, Bring Your Own […]

$40.00

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Creek Critter Day at Hoffler Creek

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

Join Dr. Jessica Thompson, a biologist from Christopher Newport University, to take a look inside habitat cubes from the creek. Explore the little critters that support the diverse ecosystem of our salt marsh. Participants can expect to see blue crabs, sea squirts, snails, fish, shrimp, worms, and other aquatic creatures usually out of sight. Don't […]

Yoga on Lake Ballard

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

Celebrate the International Day of Yoga with an empowering flow to start your day.  All skill levels welcome. $15

$15.00