Picnics and family outings

Pack a picnic or pick up takeout from one of downtown’s restaurants and head to the Riverfront. There are picnic tables and/or tables and chairs at the Turning Basin, American Civil War Center plaza and on the western end of Belle Isle. All along the 1.25-mile Canal Walk, you’ll find benches, stairs and boulders that can also offer places to sit. If you pack a blanket or chairs, you can picnic almost anywhere and discover some of the interesting natural environment on both sides of the James River and on its islands and rocks.

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