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Recreation in Sussex County

State, regional and local parks offer fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, ball fields, playgrounds and water sports.

The many fields, swamps and woodlands of the area offer numerous recreational opportunities for county residents. Rivers and ponds have been stocked with largemouth bass, crappie and bream. Boating and swimming are also enjoyed on the waterways of the county. Deer hunting is a popular activity. Several hunt clubs have been established in the community to support this endeavor. The Southeast 4-H Educational Center on Airfield Lake has an indoor recreational complex and offers swimming, boating and horseback riding facilities. Other public recreational facilities include four tennis courts and 19 athletic fields.

Cultural Attractions

Plantation House in Sussex CountyCultural attractions in the county include the Miles B. Carpenter Folk Art Museum located in Waverly and the Wakefield Foundation Center For The Arts. The Arts Center offers a wide array of activities and attractions including art displays and courses, dance classes and concerts. The Arts Center also opens their facilities to civic group functions.

Centrally Located in the Colonial Mid-Atlantic Region

Sussex County Historic District

Sussex County is centrally located between Williamsburg, the Richmond-Petersburg metropolitan area and the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. This central location enables county residents to easily access the numerous recreational, historical, cultural, educational and entertainment attractions these diverse areas have to offer.

This central location enables residents to easily access the numerous recreational, historic, cultural and entertainment attractions throughout Virginia.

Area Attractions

Area attractions include the historical sites and museums in Colonial Williamsburg; Busch Gardens - a theme park near Williamsburg; the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk; First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach; and numerous championship golf courses located throughout the region. 

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