The Virginia Oyster Trail is much more than a trail. It’s an adventure! Stop by a variety of destinations throughout the state and enjoy unique experiences dedicated to Virginia oysters. Explore the area, indulge in unique flavors, discover fascinating stories, and so much more! Whether you’re curious about our local culture or you’re craving delicious seafood, lasting memories await you on the Trail! Find out what you need to know so you can get started! Before you go, make sure you get your free Vacation Guide to Irvington, VA! It’s your ticket to an incredible trip!
Start Your Adventure on the Virginia Oyster Trail
The Virginia Oyster Trail encompasses several attractions throughout the Chesapeake Bay and across the state. This tasty mollusk serves as the focal point for various restaurants, boat tours, museums, artwork, and historical sites. The list goes on, and they’re all waiting for you to enjoy them! Not only do visitors get to immerse themselves in our culture, but it’s also a fantastic way to support local business! Fill your itinerary up with some of these activities along the way:
- Tour Carter Creek on True Love
- Enjoy wine and oyster pairings at the Dog and Oyster Vineyard
- Browse the Allure Art Center
- Visit the Historic Christ Church & Museum
- Taste the gourmet food at the Hope and Glory Inn’s restaurant
Our community comes together for some incredible celebrations, and many of them feature local oysters! Mark your calendars for the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Oyster Crawl and the Bay Seafood Festival so you can check them out this year!
Explore the Regions
Did you know that oysters from different parts of Virginia have unique tastes? A visit to the Virginia Oyster Trail is a vacation for both you and your taste buds! As you visit the various restaurants, oyster stands, and vendors, take note of the subtle nuances in flavors. Here are the eight different regions you can explore:
- Upper Bay Eastern Shore
- Lower Bay Eastern Shore
- Upper Bay Western Shore
- Middle Bay Western Shore
- Lower Bay Western Shore
- Tangier/Middle Chesapeake Bay
Of course, we recommend the Middle Bay Western Shore. Not only do our local oysters taste incredible, but you can also enjoy a whole list of fun things to do nearby. Did we mention it’s home to the Hope and Glory Inn, the medal-winning Dog and Oyster Vineyard, and our popular oyster stand, SLURP?
Begin Your Journey at the Hope and Glory Inn
If you’re interested in exploring the Virginia Oyster Trail, you’re welcome to stay at the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard! You can find our delightful bed and breakfast in the Northern Neck, one of the most scenic and romantic parts of the country. Take your pick from our list of elegant rooms and cottages and take advantage of the exclusive amenities we offer. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts, take a dip in our saltwater pool, and grab a drink at our bar. You can even borrow one of our complimentary bicycles and explore our charming town of Irvington!
Consider Room 4 for your next trip! This luxurious space features a comfortable, queen-size bed, elegant decor, and a balcony with excellent views! It’s just one example of the top-notch accommodations you can enjoy here. A relaxing getaway is waiting for you at the Hope and Glory Inn! We hope to see you soon!