Newport News Park Professional Review and Guide
"At 8,000-plus acres, Newport News Park is the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi, though large swaths are essentially untrammeled. The loop described here takes in both historical and ecological landmarks. It works well as an introduction for campers—or anyone else—looking to explore the outlying trail network.
Before setting out, take a moment to visit the park’s Discovery Center, where you will find aquariums, terrariums, and related displays on park wildlife. In addition to maps, you can pick up a trail guide that corresponds to numbered posts along the way. Then begin your hike beside a historic marker noting the nowsubmerged Warwick River’s role in the Civil War. The first trail of this loop, the Twin Forts Loop, tells that story in detail."