Sleep Inn & Suites Harbour Pointe
6451 Bayside Lane
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: (804) 639-3500
Fax: (804) 639-1140
Just 20 minutes from Downtown Richmond resides Pocahontas State Park, an impressive 7,950 acre park that boasts activities such as boating, camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and much more. With over 80 miles of trails and two fishing lakes home to the likes of the catfish and bluegill, Pocahontas State Park is a treasure trove of activities for visitors of all ages. The kids will adore the kiddie pool while you can enjoy the seclusion and peace you crave in a beautiful and natural setting. Open from 7 a.m. to dusk.
Richmond Dive and Travel is where all aspiring snorkelers, divers and pure water-lovers should look to. This company is dedicated to safely training their students and educating them on our precious underwater environments. The shop also carries excellent diving and snorkeling equipment and provides service and maintenance for your purchases. Swing by this Midlothian/Chesterfield location and pretty soon you'll be engaging in exciting scuba adventures.
For adventure lovers and enthusiasts, Riverside Outfitters offers a wide range of outdoor activities to choose from. Activities on water are rafting, downriver paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. Climbing activities are tree climbing, ziplines, canopy ropes, limb walks etc. These are all done under supervision of guides in order to maintain safety of participants. The company also undertakes and tailors events and parties.
The canal that was built to favor the passengers who traveled through the water ways was the James River and Kanawha Canal. Although frequently destroyed by the floods, the canal stood still in its appearance and continues to serve the passengers. This canal is spread over 138 acres (56 hectares) and is a great visiting place for the tourists. If you are still debating whether or not to visit, keep in mind that it is listed on the register of National Historic Places in the year 1971. The public pathway is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayettte were all entertained at this stunning Georgian plantation home. Wilton was built by William Randolph III in 1753. It was moved from the Virginia countryside to Richmond's historic Windsor Farms neighborhood in the 1934. Period furniture and original wood paneling create a charming atmosphere.
The Manchester Wall is located below the Manchester Bridge and features routes for all sorts of climbing - from top roping to sports climbing, this sixty-foot granite wall is one monster to tackle. The wall is a reminder of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Bridge which spanned the James River. Whether you are a recreational climber or an expert, Manchester Wall offers excellent fun and sport for those who love to scale walls.
This 54-acre (21-hectare) island of the James River has undergone several avatars in its time. What once started as a home to a granite quarry, served the nation during the American Civil War by housing a prisoner-of-war camp. Today, the Belle Isle has shed that avatar as well to become a city park. A great destination for people fond of the great outdoors, Belle Isle gives visitors an opportunity for walking, biking, swimming, rock jumping, sunbathing, bird watching, kayaking and even boulder top picnicking. A natural habitat for wildlife, don’t be alarmed if you come across a raccoon or duck while you’re here. Belle Isle is accessible through pedestrian and bicycle traffic via McArthur Bridge.
The Belle Isle Skills Course is a set of trails that bikers can test their skills on. The nature and scenery is beautiful, with meadows, forests and rapids dotted throughout the trails. This course is an introduction for enthusiastic bikers to improve their skills. From a pump track to rock gardens and rock drops, this skills course will shape you into an expert in no time.
This 9,071 seat center was built in 1972 and is home to the University of Richmond Spiders basketball team. It is on campus and also houses other athletic programs through the university. Check the website for tickets and event listings.
Gleaming gold and shining silver, and other examples of money through the ages fill this museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Exhibits include items once used for barter all over the world. Collections also highlight paper money of Virginia from 1755 to 1865, including the currency of the Confederacy. Prior reservations are required, see their website for further details.
By boat or by foot the Richmond Canal Walk is a beautiful and educational experience. Take a guided tour or learn about the site on your own. Trek through wooden steps, cobbled streets, and dirt trails - you certainly won't be bored with all of the pathways this walk offers. Brass disks embedded in the sidewalk, maps, photos and artifacts note historical events and people associated with the canals and locks.
Ukrop Park is a 45.5 acre sports complex that is home to the Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club. The park features 7 athletic fields, with five of them sporting natural grass and the other two with synthetic turf surfaces. The fields are available for rentals, for various sports tournaments, field days, or private events. Located in Chesterfield County, there is no better place to play sports than at this spacious park.