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May 17, 2021

Grand Kids and the Great Outdoors in RVA

Nothing is more fun than spending time in nature in the spring and summertime.  Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and smiles of your grandkids. And, as we all know, it’s important to stay active in our mature years, and what better way than to try to keep up with your grandkids.

Bike, raft, hike, run, climb your way through the greater Richmond area.  Try some of these fun ideas with your grandkids.   After all, you are pretty special to them!

Trails along the James River

The James River Park System features trails that are prefect for hiking and biking at all levels.

Belle Isle

The City’s island retreat.  Walk the pedestrian foot bridge to Belle Isle.  Sunbath on the rocks, hike trails with interpreted historical sites, and rock climb on a granite wall.

Virginia Capital Trail

Serious or casual, this 52 mile paved pedestrian and bicycle trail connects Virginia’s past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond.  Rent or bring your own bike and do as much or as little as you’d like.

Hiking & Climbing

Novices to expert hikers enjoy Forest Hill Park, Buttermilk and North Bank Trails that give great views close to downtown.  Manchester climbing wall on Belle Island or indoor climbs at Peak Experiences or Triangle Rock Club for kids and adults.

Parks – Nature and History

Hadad’s Lake with rope swings and slides, Huguenot Park and Pocahontas State Park are perfect for calm walks, Richmond National Battlefield Park, historic Byrd Park, Deep Run Park in Henrico, Pole Green Park in Hanover, Libby Hill Park in Church Hill, are just a few of the many parks in this area.  


This region was made to Ride!  From Brown’s Island to Pocahontas State Park and many in-between, Richmond boasts some of the most diverse trails available.  

While enjoying a day or two outside, don’t forget to bring along sunscreen, appropriate clothing, insect repellent, bottled water or juice, disinfectant wipes, a few band aids and antiseptic, a light snack, and of course, your camera and phone!  

Nature helps feed the imagination in ways that videos or electronics will never be able to do!  So get out there and create an experience that will be remembered for years.   And, enjoy the moment.


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