Feel your daily stresses melt away as you cross the historic Dismal Swamp Canal! With kayaking, canoeing and more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, explore this lush swamp forest and discover its wide variety of wildlife. Walk along the .5 mile boardwalk into this geological wonder, or enjoy a leisurely paddle down the Dismal Swamp Canal

Learn why George Washington called the Dismal Swamp "a glorious paradise," how the swamp was important in the Underground Railroad, and the ecological importance of wetlands in the Dismal Swamp State Park's visitor center and exhibit hall.

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