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James River

22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
+1 804-780-5733
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This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides on an antique paddlewheel steamer or on a raft with a trained guide, as well as wading, fishing, rafting, kayaking or simply relaxing on the river banks and gazing out at the city.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a great 7 mile hike across the James starting at Reedy access point. We followed the Buttermilk trail to the North Bank to Belle Island. I was worried about not having a good trail map but the trails were well marked with frequent...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

River is worth checking out. Great place for a walk/run or bike. Great place for photos. Parking is free. Has a great view of the city.

Thank Tterb83
Reviewed 15 October 2017

There is a waterfront area that follows the river and has restaurants and a nice walk along. From the bridge there is a nice photograph. There are places where you can rent boats. People fish. the various colleges also rqace on the river.there .

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The river flowing over the rocks, the adventurist can kayak and raft down river, grad a sandwich and sit on a bench or if the weather is cool or wet plenty of views from restaurants with adult beverages a hotel with a view or roof...More

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great walk out on the James. We took the pedestrian bridge across the James river on Columbus Day when most in Richmond had work and school. We enjoyed the flowing water and abundant birds. Very fun experience and enjoyed the contrast between big city and...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 29 September 2017

If this area was near our home, we'd look forward to going a lot! The rocky river was unlike anything we've seen before & it was neat to see people & dogs playing in it. We walked the suspended bridge at sunset. ....such a cool...More

Thank AnzaLen
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The new bridge for pedestrians across James is nice. You get a great view of the river both upstream and downstream, and once you are at the end of the bridge on the South side, you can climb the steps that take you up a...More

Thank ravi4travel
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Fun to park near Tredegar and walk on one of the foot bridges. The suspended bridge takes you to Belle Isle where there is a bike park and lots of trails along the water. The other foot bridge is great also but you kind of...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A good place to start if one wants a little personal challenge! No need to look far - if you can drive to the Belle Isle parking lot ; then you are almost half way with your personal challenge. The walk up to the bridge...More

Thank Sombo C
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The civil war quotes were emotional and heart-warming in the walkway over the pedestrian bridge on the James River. So pleased to have seen them and read them all.

Thank John Campbell H
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Pony Pasture 7310 Riverside Dr. Richmond VA 23225 This is a popular swimming and sunbathing area. It also provides access for Class II whitewater boating and good fishing for smallmouth bass. River features include multiple... More
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