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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jun 13

Newport News Highlighted for Great Outdoors Month in Virginia

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 3:35 PM by Communications Department

June is Great Outdoors Month in Virginia, so there’s no better time to introduce a new video that celebrates the natural beauty found in Newport News! Dubbed Love NN, this video shows friends and family members spending quality time together – camping, fishing, biking, boating, and more – in various locations throughout the city.6-14 Newport News Park_fishing with dad scaled

In just 90 seconds, the video captures all the outdoor fun available in Newport News – everything from water sports (canoeing, paddle-boating, kayaking, and sailing) to indulging in steamed crabs and roasting marshmallows. The video also gives viewers a quick peek at some of the outdoor art treasures found in Newport News and the free weekly concerts held under the stars every summer.

Newport News Park is in the midst of celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and this video teases part of its 7,711 acres – nine times bigger than New York’s Central Park! The park provides a nature lover’s haven on the wooded shores of Lee Hall Reservoir. It’s here that visitors can explore the fascinating flora and fauna found at the park’s Discovery Center, rent a canoe, jon boat or paddle boat – or bring their own kayak, test their skills at the 18-hole championship disc golf course, skate, walk or jog along one of the 30 miles of trails through forest, field, and wetlands, or bring their own bicycle (or rent one from the park’s campsite office) to cycle along the 5.3-mile bikeway. Newport News Park also offers year-round camping, two public golf courses, archery, freshwater fishing, and a 30-acre aero-model flying field (where radio controllers can land their aircraft on a paved 400-foot runway).6-14 video scaled

There’s no better place than Newport News for people looking to unplug, unwind and make memories in the great outdoors. Love NN can be viewed in Newport News Tourism's Video Gallery or on YouTube. Additional videos about the city’s history, restaurants, festivals, parks, attractions, etc., are also available in Tourism’s Video Gallery. For assistance in planning a visit to Newport News and the Coastal Virginia region, visit the Newport News Tourism website or call the Newport News Visitor Information Center at 757-886-7777 or toll-free at 888-493-7386.