Feel your daily stresses melt away as you cross the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and walk along the half-mile boardwalk into this geological wonder. Experience first-hand the lush swamp forest and get up-close and personal with the wide variety of wildlife.

For the adventurer, there are more than 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Or enjoy a leisurely paddle down the Dismal Swamp Canal in your canoe or kayak.

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 Park's visitor center and exhibit hall.