Bush Mill Stream State Natural Area Preserve Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Surrounded by water on three sides, Belle Isle State Park is a boon for anyone looking to cast off or cast a line into the Rappahannock River and its tributaries. However, at 733 acres, the park is also rich with agrarian history and ecological diversity, and easily accessible via wide, level trails.
After descending the mountain-laurel-cloaked hillside to brackish Bush Mill Stream, you may think it unlikely that these quiet waterside woods were once a bustling port. Yet as its name recalls, Deep Landing once harbored large sailing ships. The forestry industry began here in the Colonial era and peaked in the early 19th century."