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Belle Isle

Belle Isle

9.114 reviews
Outdoors, Scenic Lookout, Park
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300 Tredegar St Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 911-0997
https://jamesriverpark.org/project/belle-isle/
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Great to take friends from out of town for the day!

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Local from Richmond, Virginia, USA

This is the spot where locals sunbathe, go canoeing, play with their pets and go swimming. There’s also a pedestrian bridge underneath a highway. Great during the spring and summer months.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Fun place anytime of the year and for anyone of any age! Hiking trails, random bridges, old abandoned buildings, history to learn, jumping rocks across the streams, or just hanging out with some friends while sitting on the rocks. My favorite time to go is near sunset, it’s so beautiful and peaceful! Never gets old! Coming from va Beach, it’s one of my favorite mini getaways.

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Glen Allen, Virginia, USA

Beautiful place to walk around, picnic, etc. The walking bridge is really cool too!

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Nice outdoor park. Not the best river spot In richmond -- it's usually super crowded and dirty . but great running and biking trails that connect to several other spots in the James river park system

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Midlothian

Nice place to unwind on a hot and/or humid day. This is the best place on the river for walking around and exploring for sure, but wouldn't really recommend this for families due to a lot of people drinking, broken glass, etc.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA
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Belle Isle is an island park used by the Confederate Army for a Union Prison Camp. You can drive one block past the Tredegar Iron Works for free parking. Make sure you cross the cool suspension bridge which hangs underneath the Robert E. Lee bridge. Once you are over the bridge, walk past the Belle Isle Stone and about 100 yards bear to the right which will take you along the shoreline of the James River.
Belle Isle is an awesome scenic walk where you'll see huge river rocks and rapids along the route. When you come up to the lake on the left, venture down beside the lake and you will see the climbing walls of granite used to train climbers.
Make sure to visit the Hollywood Cemetery across the river for some amazing history and beauty.

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Los Angeles

Great Walking/hiking spot. Great place to get close to the river!

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Local from Richmond

Great to take friends from out of town for the day!

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Local from Richmond, Virginia
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Annandale, Virginia
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Local from Richmond
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Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
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