The Best of Richmond, Virginia, in a Compact Guide
Whether you’re a resident or are visiting from out of town, to fully experience everything Richmond has to offer, you need to get outside.Explore Richmond Outdoors offers the details you need to easily find 20 of the city’s top outdoor locations and a wide variety of activities, including trails in a cemetery, amidst the James River Park System, on the grounds of Maymont, and more. Along with hiking, biking, and paddling, you’ll find thrilling sites for pursuits that require a bit more adrenaline, such as rafting, climbing, and disc golf. The full-color guide’s pocket-sized format is great for a backpack or back pocket, and every site description includes maps, color photos, and directions. Written by Philip Riggan, an area resident and a lifelong cycling and hiking enthusiast, this is your guide to enjoying Richmond in the best possible way: outdoors!
Phil Riggin has lived in Richmond, Virginia, since 1988, and his love for the James River and Richmond’s outdoor adventures are the biggest reasons why he has never wanted to leave. In the past seven years, Phil has dedicated more and more of his free time to volunteering and helping to develop and protect the great recreational amenities and natural beauty of the James River Park.
Phil is a positive person, a team player, and sports have always been part of his life. He is a father, husband, cyclist, paddler, hiker, photographer, writer, soccer player, gardener, environmentalist, and someone who cares greatly about where he lives. Phil is a “take the stairs” kind of guy and finds ways to combine fitness with tasks—like biking to work, job assignments, volunteer duties, stores, etc. He is teaching his kids to do the same thing. Phil is a “buy local” kind of guy and supports any businesses that are friendly to cycling, walking, the outdoors, and that help make Richmond a better place to live.
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