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The Top Outdoor Activities in Richmond Virginia

May 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Relocate to Richmond

Although Richmond, Virginia is mostly known for its historic sites and museums, the capital of Virginia offers more than just 400 years of American history. The city also offers many adventures, especially for people who enjoy spending time in nature. From white water rapids to beautiful gardens, Richmond is a bountiful city with plenty of things to do in the great outdoors. Whether you’re visiting, exploring Richmond VA real estate, or a resident of the area, make sure you get to enjoy the following top outdoor activities in Richmond.

Water Sports

Love water sports? It’s hard to believe that a place like Richmond offers water sports, but it does. And plenty of it. The James River is the place to go if you want to experience whitewater rafting in the only Class III and IV rapids in a city atmosphere. Adventure seekers can also participate in other fun water sports including kayaking, canoeing, and tubing. While there, don’t forget to look around for wildlife such as deer, bald eagles, and blue herons.

Richmond Gardens

What better way to spend a nice spring or summer day than at the botanical gardens? But it doesn’t matter which season you visit Richmond, because all four offer plenty of flowers and plants in bloom. The city has at least seven different places open to the public where you can explore and see the flowers in bloom. If you want to see one of the largest perennial gardens in the area, you must visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. It boasts 40 acres of gardens as well as educational workshops and plenty of places to eat.

In addition to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, guests can explore the gardens at various Virginia homes and buildings in the area, including Agecroft Hall, Ashland Berry Farm, John Marshall House, Maymont, Valentine Richmond History Center, and the Virginia House.

Wildlife in Richmond

A visit to Richmond isn’t complete without getting to see the area’s native wildlife. Richmond offers a variety of places where you can get up close and personal with the animals in the area. Visit Discover the James, and take a two-hour tour to see the resident bald eagles. Go to the Metro Richmond Zoo to see over 1,500 animals from around the world. The Rockwood Nature Center offers 161 acres of land that includes beautiful trails, an archery range, and a nature center. Finally, don’t forget to visit Three Lakes Nature Center to see local reptiles, amphibians and fish. The center offers a 50,000 gallon freshwater aquarium.
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