While on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, I decided to check out Sawmill Park in Accomack County. I was hoping for a reprieve from the summer heat, although that never really happened. Despite the heat, it was enjoyable and was extremely peaceful. Plus, a few wildflowers were blooming.
Anyway, about Sawmill Park:
It’s a newer park in Accomack County. It actually just opened in 2018! Located at 24387 Joynes Neck Road, it has been years in the making. The park came about because of federal restrictions on land in the county. It is land given by the federal government to the county in the 1970s there for recreational purposes. You can find more information about that here.
I was able to run to Sawmill park from my parent’s house, although there is plenty of parking. Since there is a baseball field, I assume they would have enough parking for spectators to watch a game.
Sawmill Park includes a baseball/softball field, a concession stand, restrooms, a playground, picnic tables, a butterfly habitat, a 1,300-foot walking trail, and even public wifi.
My Experience at Sawmill Park:
As mentioned, I ran to the park from my parent’s home. While the park is small, it’s a great place for a couple of loops, and I was able to get a couple of miles. Plus, the public bathroom is always welcomed. In the middle of July, it was extremely hot and humid, even at 7:30 am.
There is minimal shade, but the loop was nice. If you are looking for a nice quiet spot to walk with kids, go for a quick run, or walk your dog, Sawmill Park is a great option. If I’m back in the area, I’ll definitely be back.
You can see more hikes and trail runs here.
Questions for you:
Have you ever been to Sawmill Park in Accomack County?