The Park and the Noland Trail - Mariners' Museum

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The Park and the Noland Trail - Mariners' Museum

The Mariners’ MuseumHoursThe Park and Trail open daily at 6:30 A.M. Closing times varyby season. Call (757) 596-2222 for current closing time.......................Compass CaféSandwiches, salads, coffee, soft drinks, and more!*......................Museum ShopYou’ll find a wonderful selection of items inspired bythe Museum’s collections — from fine jewelry and mermaidornaments to clocks, lamp finials, and ships in bottles.Come in for unique gift ideas for friends, family, andmaybe, yourself.**Museum Members and Friends ofthe Park enjoy a 10% DISCOUNTin the Shop and Café.64 95RichmondNewport81News64VIRGINIA 85WilliamsburgYorktown17The Park andthe Noland Trailat The Mariners’ Museum17NewportNews258Hamptonnw e13sChesapeake Bay664NorfolkSuffolk58464Portsmouth17Chesapeake264Virginia BeachLocated midway between Colonial Williamsburg and Norfolk/Va. Beach. Take exit258A from Interstate 64 and continue south for 2.5 miles on J. Clyde Morris Blvd.(J. Clyde Morris Blvd. becomes the Avenue for the Arts). Turn left onto Museum Dr.100 Museum Drive • Newport News, VA 23606(757) 596-2222 • 1-800-581-SAIL (7245) • www.MarinersMuseum.orgWe’re surroundedby a sea of green.


The Mariners’ Museum Parkand Noland TrailSHOPPark Features• 5-mile trail• Mile markers• 14 wooden footbridges• Picnic areas• Famous Lion’s Bridge• Benches• Gorgeous views• Beautiful statuary• Handicap accessTHE FOLLOWING ARE NOTPERMITTED IN THE PARK:• Bicycles & Motorcycles(except on paved roads)• Swimming • Private boats• Fishing • Open fires• Littering • Alcoholic BeveragesLegendNoland TrailWoodenFootbridgeTrail Entrance1/2 Mile MarkerOverlookWant to volunteer?Give your time and talent to thePark and the Noland Trail by volunteeringwith the park maintenance team.Call (757) 591-7722 for information.PhoneParkingPicnic AreaHandicap AccessRestroomWater, drinks& snacksAvailable in Museum’sCompass Café


A Fitting History............................................Created in 1930 by Museum founderArcher Huntington, The Mariners’Museum Park is the largest privatelymaintained park in America.Highlights include Lake Maury,named for Virginia’s own MatthewFontaine Maury, the famed 19thcenturyoceanographer. In 1990,Matthew Fontaine MauryLloyd U. Noland, Jr., approached theMuseum with the offer to finance the creation of awalking trail in the Park. Since the Trail’s dedication in1991, the Noland Family has provided significant supportfor its maintenance and repair. The five-mile Trail, apopular walking and running destination, features fourteenwooden footbridges. The famed Lion’s Bridge isanother stunning Park landmark, noted for its four lionstatues created by the Museum founder’s wife, AnnaHyatt Huntington.A Boatload of Fun!..........................................................Pirate ships, a gondola, water fowl, and a sea dragon –and they’re ready for rental! Rent these unique paddleboatsand enjoy a relaxing day exploring Lake Maurywith family and friends. Rentals are available daily inThe Museum Shop and most paddleboats seat fourpeople. Discounts are available for Friends of the Parkand Museum Members.Put This Pack onYour Back...............................................With the support of the Chesapeake BayRestoration Fund, The Mariners’ Museumoffers a free backpack program the entire familycan enjoy. At no cost, families and other groupscan borrow a backpack filled with everything neededto explore one of the largest privately owned parksalong the East Coast.The Largest Privately Maintained Park in AmericaWhat goes into keeping 550 acres of park and lake open for the public? A lot of hard work. Five miles of trail and bridgesmust be kept clear of debris and maintained for thousands of walkers and runners who use the Noland Trail each year.The Museum grounds crew works year round to cultivate the extensive native flora and to make sure benches, mile markers,and handicap access are available for park patrons – but they need your help in preserving this community treasure.Become a Friend of the ParkWith significant ongoing financial support from the Noland Family, the Noland Trail provides walkers and runners alikewith a five-mile path through this urban oasis. Join our partners, the Noland Family, in supporting this natural gift to thecommunity by becoming a Friend of the Park.Friend of the Park Memberships are offered at child and adult levels and come with exciting incentives. Join now byfilling out the attached panel or by calling (757) 591-7715. Support your favorite Park today!Special Events:Yours and Ours.............................................Weddings, Family Reunions, PicnicsMake this beautiful park the setting for your special event.Call us at (757) 591-7722 for rental and reservation information.Annual 10K on theNoland Trail Every October,approximately 300 runners fromHampton Roads race on theNoland Trail, enjoying dramaticviews of Lake Maury and thesurrounding park. Proceedssupport Park and Trail maintenance.For more information or to register forthis race, email info@MarinersMuseum.orgor call (757) 591-7739.FRIEND OF THE PARKMEMBERSHIPS• CHILD MEMBERSHIP $10• ADULT MEMBERSHIP $25BENEFITS INCLUDE:• A personalized membership card• An “I Walk” or “I Run the Noland Trail” car decal• Year subscription to Ahoy! newsletter• 10% discount at The Runners’ Source, Conte’s Bikes,and The Mariners' Museum Shop and Compass CaféI want to be aFriend of the Park.....................................................................Name _________________________________________Address _______________________________________City, State, Zip__________________________________Home Phone ___________________________________Email _________________________________________For child memberships:Child’s Name _________________ Date of Birth ______Child’s Name _________________ Date of Birth _________ #Child Memberships x $10 = _______ #Adult Memberships x $25 = ____TOTAL ENCLOSED ____Payment[ ] Check Enclosed made payable to The Mariners’ Museum[ ] VISA [ ] Mastercard [ ] American ExpressCard #Name on card __________________________________Exp. Date _____________MAIL FORM WITH PAYMENT TO:Development Office, The Mariners’ Museum100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606

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