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Richmond’s amazing and beautiful Fall outdoor adventures await

PMI Richmond - Friday, September 17, 2021
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We typically think of spring as the time of new beginnings. But this time of year is also full of fresh starts and opportunities for adventure right where we live. As September’s temperatures start to cool down from summer’s heat, it’s a great time to enjoy what’s waiting right outside your door. Take a look at just a few ways to stretch your legs, take a breather and enjoy our beautiful surroundings.

Forest Hill Park

Biking, hiking, trails for walking and running, a playground for the kiddos and more! Space is ample at this family-friendly location. The South of James Farmers Market is a staple at the park, located at New Kent and 42nd Street. They just finished up their summer season, but as of publication, there will be a fall market schedule released soon. Come out and get some exercise – or relaxation – at the park, then swing by the market for some sweet deals. We love shopping local, and the market is a great way to make this happen!

Maymont

You could visit Maymont for days upon days and not run out of things to do! One of Richmond’s treasures, this 100-acre park includes a Gilded Age historic estate that once belonged to the Dooley Family, whose patriarch, James Dooley, was influential in the post-Reconstruction era. Beyond the historical buildings, visitors can explore numerous botanical gardens – including Japanese and Italian gardens – and visit with animals in the Robins Nature Center and on Maymont Farm. Maymont also hosts a series of signature, seasonal and special events.

Richmond Folk Festival

This year is the 17th anniversary of this event, and while a close eye is being kept on CDC and Virginia guidelines for best COVID practices, the event is planned to be in-person on the downtown riverfront, Oct. 8 – 10. The website describes the festival best: “The festival has become one of Virginia’s largest, drawing fans each year to downtown Richmond’s riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness, and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling, and food.”

Riverfront Trails

The James River spans the entire state of Virginia, originating in the mountains of Botetourt County and emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. Friends of the James River park call the portion in Richmond “a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city.” For those who enjoy fishing, canoeing and kayaking, the James River is THE place to be in the spring and summer months. All four seasons are excellent for walking, hiking and biking, which makes the Trails of the James River a must-see. There are five trails along the James River with distances ranging from 1 mile to 3.5 miles, with varying levels of difficulty. Take a look at this map of the Trails of James River Park for details and locations.

Capital Trail

The Capital Trail is a 51.7-mile-long biking and hiking trail split into seven sections, with about a mile of it running through Richmond, starting at the trailhead on 2803 Dock Street. While you can hop on the trail anytime you like at any of the trailheads, there are planned itineraries, courtesy of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, available for the length of the trail. They are broken up into three increments: 0-15 miles, 16-30 miles, and 31+ miles. One of the most amazing aspects of the Capital Trail is its proximity to attractions and activities along the way, as well as picnic areas to grab a bite. There are also seasonal events to enjoy, like the upcoming Rocketts Landing Cap Trail 10 Miler & 5K on October 30.

The Richmond area is truly an amazing and beautiful place. Celebrate all it has to offer by taking some time to enjoy it! If you have any questions about the area – property management or otherwise – we’d love to help! Give us a call anytime: (804) 409-9825