Surry County, Virginia, one of the oldest regions settled in the New World, lies only a brief ferry ride from Jamestown. It provides a montage of rolling farmlands, blossoming woods, water-front panoramas and quaint lifestyles. For history lovers, Surry is a wealth of stately old homes and plantations. For adventurers, there are footpaths through the woods, boating, off-road trails, hunting and fishing. For active recreation there are scenic picnic areas, a swimming pool and a beach at Chippokes State Park.