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RVA weekend options

June 29, 2012 10:53am

Sure, it’ll be Baghdad hot this weekend, but the show must go on. There’s still plenty to do outdoors today-Sunday in Central Virginia.

You could start tonight by going to see Trampled by Turtles at a special Ralph White-tribute edition of Friday Cheers. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit the James River Park System. White will be there. So will City Council president Kathy Graziano and Mayor Dwight Jones, both of whom will speak briefly. 

On Saturday, you could check out Chesterfield County’s newest conservation area — Swift Creek Conservation Area — with the county’s experienced outdoor programmers. Paddle and explore the  the lower Swift Creek, venture into three aquatic environments — river, swamp and tidal marsh. The trip includes transportation, canoe or kayak, life vest, paddle, paddling instructions and guide, and paddling time is approximately three hours. Check the Slate of Events for more info.

Then on Sunday, what better way to beat the heat than by standing on a giant concrete structure that offers absolutely no shade? Seriously, we wouldn’t recommend hanging out there all day in the sun, but why not go spend some time on the old Huguenot Bridge before it’s torn down. It may not get turned into a park, but for a day — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — it’ll be open to pedestrians. Bring a picnic and some ice-cold beverages, not necessarily in that order.


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?