James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail

The James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile hiking/biking trail in Richmond. It goes along both banks of the James River and includes two bridge crossings. I started by going across the Belle Isle Suspension Bridge to get to the Buttermilk Trail. This trail was moderately challenging but nothing tooContinue reading “James River North Bank and Buttermilk Loop Trail”

RVA Wildlife

This is a collection of wildlife photos I have gotten while exploring Richmond. The James River provides a great habitat for so many species. I hope you like them! For those who want to get to know the wildlife here in Richmond better, you can visit the Osprey Cam provided by Friends of the JamesContinue reading “RVA Wildlife”

Belle Isle, Richmond

Belle Isle is a small island in the James River that is very popular with locals and tourists. There are several thoughtfully planned trails that are great for hikers and mountain bikers. There is also a skills area available for people with the appropriate bikes. During my wandering, I saw kayakers and free climbers takingContinue reading “Belle Isle, Richmond”

RVA Pipeline Walkway

If you are interested in exploring an unusual part of Richmond, I suggest the Pipeline Walkway. This catwalk runs on top of a drainage pipe and under a railway. The parking lot for the walkway is just off to the side of the Canal Walk Murals. To get to the pipeline you have to goContinue reading “RVA Pipeline Walkway”

My First Rockwood Park Visit

I recently took my first hike after moving to Virginia. I went to a park in Chesterfield County called Rockwood Park. There is a well marked trail system that snakes through the park. There is a nature center as well, though it was closed until 4/1 for renovations so I did not get go duringContinue reading “My First Rockwood Park Visit”

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