Bay is a property owners' association
community located on Virginia's Northern
a peninsula bounded by the Potomac River, the
Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock River.
It consists of 169 lots ranging in size from 0.5
acre to 5.4 acres. Several of the lots are
located on the shores of the Great Wicomico
River, Bush Mill Stream or one of two lakes and
community offers something for everyone in the
family to enjoy. A spacious
clubhouse, available free of charge to MBPOA
members for public or private functions is
equipped with entertainment facilities, stone
fireplace, WiFi, restrooms, kitchen, outdoor
and swimming pool. It overlooks the
headwaters of the Great Wicomico River.
Other amenities include two tennis courts, a
basketball court, a soccer goal, a tetherball, a
dog park and a multi-function game court
featuring pickleball, volleyball, badminton,
shuffleboard and basketball.
The community maintains an active social
schedule. Clubs and groups cater to a wide
variety of interests. Regularly scheduled
cookouts, parties and even the occasional casino
lecture and live music are
part of the available entertainment.
Those who relish a quiet day on the
Great Wicomico, a tidal river that flows into
the Chesapeake Bay, can make use of
a community boat dock with individual boat slips
available for rental, a separate
crabbing pier with floating kayak/canoe dock,
two kayak/canoe racks available
for rent and a private boat launching
The well-protected river, almost always mirror
calm, is perfect for fishing,
crabbing, sailing, power boating, and
canoeing. Hiking trails give pleasure to
all who delight in the natural beauty of the
enhanced by the picturesque setting of two
freshwater lakes and three ponds, all
of which offer catch and release fishing.
Wildlife that can be seen regularly include
deer, rabbits, groundhogs, otters,
raccoons, beavers, ducks, turtles,
herons, eagles, owls, turkeys, vultures, geese,
swans and osprey.
by The Bay Company, the overall landscape design
plan for Mallard Bay is the work of
Virginia landscape architect Ralph
The clubhouse was designed by William Darwin
Northumberland County has authorized
the use of golf carts on public roads within the
Mallard Bay community.