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Exploring Virginia’s River Realm

Carters Creek

Virginia’s River Realm, located in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia encompassing 465 miles of shoreline and eight wonderful small towns, offers a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy this Summer. Not too far from home, but a world away! Enjoy exploring these unique and beautiful areas for a day, weekend or a lifetime.

Visit Historic Sites and Museums

Steamboat Era Museum

Explore the rich history of the area that offer a glimpse into the area’s past.

Deltaville Maritime Museum – 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville

Steamboat Era Museum – 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington

Historic Christ Church – 420 Christ Church Road, Weems


Visit Wineries, Breweries and CideriesWine on the River

Spend a leisurely afternoon sampling local wines, beer and cider.

The Dog and Oyster Micro-Vineyard – 65 Tavern Road, Irvington

Kilmarnock Brewing Company – 44 W Church Street, Kilmarnock

Ditchley Cider Works – 1571 Ditchley Road, Kilmarnock


Explore Nature

The region boasts beautiful natural landscapes, making it perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve – Kilmarnock

Bay Aviation – 2649 Greys Point Road, Topping



 Sample Local SeafoodSteamed Crabs

The close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay allows for lots of delicious and fresh seafood options.

Merrior – 784 Locklies Creek Road, Topping

Adrift – 572 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone

Miss Mary Seafood – 758 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone

J&W Seafood– 16552 General Puller Highway, Deltaville


Get Out On The Water

Whether you prefer fishing, sailing, power boats, a sunset cocktail cruise or paddling your own kayak, there is something for every age and interest! Being on the water offers a unique view of what makes the River Realm so special.

The Tides Inn – 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington

Paddle On-Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals – Kilmarnock, White Stone & Urbanna

Fish Charters – Deltaville and White Stone

Norton Yachts Sailing School – 97 Marina Drive, Deltaville


Enjoy Local Festivals, Music and Events

Experience the coast like a local-see the link below for upcoming events, including carnivals, concerts and festivals.

Local Events Calendar 2023 – Virginia’s River Realm





Be sure to check out our community pages.  While you’re exploring the Middle Peninsula and  Northern Neck, you may decide you never want to leave!

At Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate, we don’t just know homes, we also know people.  As a result, we’re closely connected to our communities.  We’re driven by the privilege of connecting people to lifestyles, as well as finding the right house in the right neighborhood. Above all, we love helping you settle into your new community by introducing you to the people we know and showing you our favorite places. If you’re looking for your next home, your next adventure, or a new favorite restaurant, please give us a call at (804) 288-2100.

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