The 5-mile Noland Trail is a loop around Lake Maury in 550 acre Mariners Museum Park. This naturally wooded property in Newport News is the largest privately maintained park in the U.S. The 167-acre Lake Maury is named for the famed 19th-century oceanographer and native Virginian, Matthew Fontaine Maury. The gravel trail has 14 bridges, picnic areas, benches,  and mile markers. Each fall, The Mariners’ Museum hosts a 10K run on the Noland Trail.

Source: Mariners Museum Park


  • 5 mile loop
  • 215 feet
  • Inside park
  • Good parking, facilities. Admission required