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Richmond Area

Bear Creek Lake State Park- Buried in the heart of Virginia's piedmont in the midst of the 16,242-acre Cumberland State Forest is this park with all the amenities of larger parks but without the crowds.
Belle Isle State Park- Located in the Northern Neck of Virginia, Belle State Park is a 733-acre park with seven miles of shoreline and access to Deep and Mulberry Creeks. Visitors can experience forest land, agricultural fields and wetlands.
Holliday Lake State Park- The scenic park with a 150-acre lake is one of the more quiet parks in Virginia. Gentle rolling hills, deciduous trees and lovely summer flower gardens frame the peaceful lake.
Lake Anna State Park- This central Virginia park offers the visitor a 13,000 acre lake and over 2,000 acres of land on which to play. The sparkling clean lake and beautiful park facilities make this a favorite location for day use visitors.
Pocahontas State Park- Pocahontas State Park is Virginia's largest state park. It has been one of the more popular parks in the state park system. It is located just 20 miles from Richmond which is Virginia's capital city.
Richmond National Battlefield Park- The park commemorates several battles - Cold Harbor, Drewry's Bluff, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Beaver Dam Creek - to capture Richmond, the Confederate capital.
Twin Lakes State Park- Twin Lakes is a delightful park located in central Virginia. It is close enough to Richmond where weekend trips offer much relaxation without the long drive. The quiet lake, fully equipped cabins and pleasant staff make this a worthwhile excursion.

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Description - Richmond is the capital city of Virginia politics and industry. It harbors many of the giants of the tobacco industry along side the politicians of this southern state. The population of the city is close to 210,000.

Like many other American cities Richmond community leaders are attempting to revitalize the defunct industrial areas of the city. Huge tobacco warehouses on the James River have been renovated and are attracting people into the downtown area. Several other attractions bring visitors and locals into this area of the city. A few of these attractions include: Valentine Museum, Confederate White House, Virginia Capitol and the Edgar Allen Poe Museum.

Recreation - Recreation in the city includes walking, biking, in-line skating, touring historic sites and viewing museum exhibits. The closest green area to Richmond is Pocahontas State Park.

Climate - The climate of this city is hot and humid during the summer months. Highs often reach 95 degrees F with nighttime lows near 70. It has a mild climate throughout the year with humidity less obvious during the spring, fall and winter months. Winter brings some snow and temperatures in the 50s. Debilitating ice storms do occur in the region throughout the winter months due to warmer temperatures and high humidity.

Location - Richmond lies in central Virginia along the shores of the James River. Interstate 95 provides access to the city from the north and the south.

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Contact Information:
Richmond Metro Visitors Center, 1710 Robin Hood Road , Richmond, VA, 23220, Phone: 800-370-9004
, mrcvb@richmondva.org

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Central Virginia Travel Region - Central Virginia is home to eleven State Parks, a historical driving tour, several wildlife refuges and natural areas as well as countless Civil War battlefields.
Virginia Community Areas - Virginia is characterized by the rolling mountains and deciduous forests of the western region of the state. Beaches, marshes and a plethora of historic properties also bring millions of tourists to the state each year.

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