Places to Go in Richmond, VA

Taking a day off from class?
Enjoy one of these active adventure destinations in Richmond.


1. Canal Walk

No matter how many times you’ve done it before, there is plenty to enjoy along the canal walk. Challenge yourself to try something new along the way.

2. Belle Isle

Lee Bridge
Richmond, VA 23225

Part of the James River Park System, the main access to Belle Isle is by pedestrian footbridge from Tredegar St. on the north shore. 

3. Virginia Capital Trail Richmond Trailhead

200 South Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219

There are plenty of sights to see along this trail which stretches from Richmond to Williamsburg. 

4. Maymont

1700 Hampton St
Richmond, VA 23220

Maymont is a 100-acre Victorian estate and public park. It contains Maymont Mansion, now a historic house museum, an arboretum, formal gardens, a carriage collection, native wildlife exhibits, a nature center, and Children’s Farm.

5. Powhite Park

7200 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA 23225

Enjoy a day outdoors, close to home with hiking, biking, climbing or just a good old-fashioned walk in the park.


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