From an English settlement known as Constant’s Wharf to its present day status as Virginia’s largest city, Suffolk Virginia is 430 square miles of rich woodlands, beautiful waters, rolling country fields and downtown streets filled with locally owned restaurants and shops.
As a prime destination for leisure travelers, Suffolk provides visitors with everything from
the charming southern city environment of its downtown to the joy of county living at a bed and breakfast or browsing the shelves at a locally owned farm market!
When you follow The Salty Southern Route through Suffolk the possibilities are endless! First stop, a selfie with Mr. Peanut, Suffolk’s official mascot courtesy of Planters Peanuts Company and Amedeo Obici, then, after you get a cute pic, The SSR will take you to Brick & Mortar Brewing Company to get a local brew! After wetting your whistle with local spirits stop by The Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum and The Planters Peanut Center to get a glimpse into Suffolk’s captivating past! Following your dive into local history the route takes you to Holland House and/or Bennett’s Creek Farm Market to purchase a few specialty locally grown products and finishes the day off with a delicious meal from one of Suffolk’s numerous restaurants!
Experience all of this and more when you ride The Salty Southern Route!
Official Launch September 13th at the Isle of Wight County Fair!
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The Salty Southern Route
is a joint tourism effort of the towns of Franklin and Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry and Sussex Counties, and the city of Suffolk, Virginia.