The River

One of the first things newcomers to Richmond learn is that the river is the place to be. Sure, most cities are located on some body of water. In Richmond, however, river life is a little different … in how many cities can you go rock climbing on the remnants of a 19th century railroad bridge?

The James River, stretching 340 miles from its headwaters in western Virginia to its mouth at the Chesapeake Bay, flows through the center of the River City. Its meandering path through the city limits passes by:

Some of the city’s main events on the river include: