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Address: 22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804-780-5733
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Activities: Kayaking, Swimming
Description: This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing...
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.
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Build, Float and Breakdown Raft - James River Float, Watkins to Robious

The boys build and put in a raft at Watkins and floated down to Robious Landing. A great stretch of flat river, maybe a little slow, (4-5 hours for 4 miles) but with only 2x4's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The boys build and put in a raft at Watkins and floated down to Robious Landing. A great stretch of flat river, maybe a little slow, (4-5 hours for 4 miles) but with only 2x4's, lashing and barrels, perhaps exciting water isn't required.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

anyplace on the James is special!But most particularly the eagle early morning cruises! But if herons,sturgeons et al are your thing you got lots of those as well! MOST OF A LL great foto opps!

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unitedstates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place to swim on a hot day. We stopped downtown at the pipe trail (not sure that is what its called) and walked under the railroad tracks. Nice areas to stop and swim, also nice to area to take a walk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Took an afternoon run on the river path from 2nd to just pass 12th. Great park area with lots of interesting stops to take in the history of Richmond, relax on a park bench, play catch or do yoga on the lawn, or jump in a kayak on the river. All of which I saw going on during my run.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We took a Trolley Tour which drives you over bridges to get great views of the River. Looked to us that people were actively walking, picnicking, and enjoying the River surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Hike, bike, run, paddle, people-watch... all things you can do for free in the James River Park System.

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was so nice to walk out to Belle Isle and dip our toes in the James River! So glad we made this outing- about a 1/2 mile walk on a pedestrian suspension bridge to a large beach area with plenty of rocks to stretch out on by the riverside.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The James River offers so many adventures from kayaking and canoeing to hiking and camping, even fossil hunting. Parks are located along its entire course. Flat water to rapids over fun in a boat or an inner tube. Outfitters offer guided tours in canoes and kayaks along with white water rafting. So much fun can be had on the river!

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My cousin got married here this past weekend. Beautiful place for a ceremony and reception. The river was beautiful in the background for the ceremony.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The James is one of the go to and free places to wander, take guests, walk the dog along trails and be adventurous if you do desire by kayaking or canoeing depending on the level of the water. Magnificent views from several locations and don't forget to walk around Brown's Island - the home of concerts and many other events

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Address: 22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804-780-5733
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

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