May 19th, 2017
Suffolk, Virginia is on the rise as a destination for many new homeowners. Due to the growth of this budding community many new attractions have made their way to Suffolk. However, nestled within the city limits are also some of Suffolk’s best kept secrets!
If you’re planning an upcoming move, now is a great time to consider Suffolk as your destination. But don’t take our word for it, check out these 5 best kept secrets in Suffolk, Virginia.
1. Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina: This park is rooted (or rather, anchored) in the rich history of Suffolk. It’s located along the Nansemond River, with picturesque views and boasts plenty of fun things to do. The park is home to outdoor concerts, festivals, movie nights and more! Also, Constant’s Wharf Park is home to noteworthy venues such as the Hilton Garden Inn and the Suffolk Conference Center.
2. The Great Dismal Swamp: Don’t let the name fool you, this cherished landmark is the opposite of dismal. It is a wilderness park that is one of the few remaining remnants of protected habitats that once spanned over one million acres of Virginia and North Carolina. The Great Dismal is known for being home to a variety of wildlife species, including over 200 species of birds, river otters, yellow-bellied and spotted turtles, lizards salamanders, frogs and toads. Beyond animals, the Great Dismal is known for its beautiful cypress trees that rise from its waterways. As a visitor, you can enjoy hiking, biking, wildlife observation, fishing, boating and more.
3. Planters Peanut Center: The residents of Suffolk go nuts over this place (sorry, we had to). Understandably a local’s favorite, the Planters Peanut Center carries a variety of peanuts and candies. The secret to their delicious peanuts? They’re roasted daily by a 1936-model roaster.
4. Seaboard Station Railroad Museum: Another best kept secret is the Seaboard Station Museum that dates back to 1885, and has been left untouched since. The museum architecture is a Queen Anne style building from the Victorian age, with a unique tower and walnut spiral staircase. The museum hosts many events for all ages, including fairs, festivals, holiday events and more.
5. Southern Gun Works and Museum: As a military community, the Southern Gun Works and Museum is a popular destination, but still remains a best kept secret in Suffolk. A visit here will give you the opportunity to look through some of the finest limited edition military art, war souvenirs, military firearms, uniforms, swords, bayonets and more!
Do you have more questions about Suffolk or are interested in finding a home in this great community? Contact our New Homes Specialist Jess at 757-250-7030
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