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Pocahontas State Park Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Pocahontas Trail Markers

Pocahontas Trail Markers

Pocahontas State Park
Fee: $4 Day Parking (fee schedule)
Pets: Yes (with leash)
Bikes: Yes
Boating: Yes
Horses: Yes
Handicap: Some Access
Fishing: Yes
Camping: Yes
Swimming: Yes
Picnic Facilities: Yes
Ampitheater: Yes
Camp Store: Yes

[pdf] Trail Map

Bright Hope Trail:
Distance: 5.4 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy (horse and biking access)

(2013-11-30 – Patrick, Erin, Ethan, Daphne, Elizabeth, Bryana, Jeff) – This was my initial visit to Pocahontas State Park.  There was ample parking off of Beach Road with trailer sized lots that can hold around 50 vehicles.  We took the Bright Hope trail, which was easy walking with small or gradual increases in elevation.  The main thing to watch for on this trail is the scat left by visiting horses.  All intersections are well marked making this trail easy to navigate.  I look forward to checking out some of the more scenic trails in the park.

Richmond Canal Walk Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Richmond Canal Walk

Richmond Canal Walk

Richmond Canal Walk
S.19th Street & Dock Street
Richmond, Virginia
Fee: None – Pets welcome
Handicap Accessible (w/some stairs)

Additional access points to the trail can be found on 5th, 7th, Virginia, 14th, 15th, and 17th Streets.

Recommended parking on South 17th Street and Dock Street.  Additional parking can be found between South 18th and South 19th Streets.  The closest parking on the Brown’s Island side can be found behind the Riverfront Plaza, South 10th Street.

Venture Richmond – River District - River District Map v9
Brown’s Island – History
U.S. National Park – Richmond National Battlefield Park

Trail: Canal Walk
Distance: 2.4 miles round trip / Difficulty: Easy
Poe Museum – N37 31.919 W77 25.561
Virginia Holocaust Museum – N37 31.849 W77 25.633
Brown’s Island Memorial Bridge –  N37 32.052 W77 26.657


Northfolk Southern Railway Trail Entry

Northfolk Southern Railway Trail Entry


Norfolk Railway Trail - Looking onto the Canal Trail

Norfolk Railway Trail – Looking onto the Canal Trail


I95 Entry Doors

I95 Entry Doors


Canal Walk - East Side

Canal Walk – East Side


Kanawha Canal Locks

Kanawha Canal Locks


Brown's Island Sculpture

Brown’s Island Sculpture


Brown's Island looking onto Riverfront Plaza

Brown’s Island looking onto Riverfront Plaza


Brown's Island - Memorial Bridge Plaque

Brown’s Island – Memorial Bridge Plaque


Brown's Island Memorial Bridge

Brown’s Island Memorial Bridge


James River from Brown's Island

James River from Brown’s Island


Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor's Center

Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor’s Center

11/27/2011 (Marylee, AdvGirl) – Our visit started at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.  After visiting the museum, we walked south and entered the canal walk from outside the Virginia Holocaust Museum.  Under the Norfolk Railroad, a trail extended east, but trail details are not included in this post.  To the west, we connected with the Canal Trail.  The trail weaved along the James River down to Brown’s Island.  There are several parking and access points along the way.  The footbridge to Brown’s Island connects to the Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor’s Center.  We did not visit the battlefield on this trip, but have plans to visit next time we’re in the area.