Bay is a property owners' association community located on Virginia's Northern Neck,
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 three ponds.
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 deck,
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 night,
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 ramp.
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 area
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 Higgins.
The clubhouse was designed by William Darwin Prillaman, A.I.A.
County has authorized the use of golf carts on public roads within the
Mallard Bay community.