Best River Town | Richmond VA
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Established in 1785, with the support of George Washington, the James River Company began construction of the first towpath canal system in North America – enabling boat traffic to bypass the river’s falls, to create vital economic and travel links from Richmond to Lynchburg and beyond. Today’s canal boat tours give ticket holders unmatched views of Richmond’s vibrant downtown as it continues to flourish along the James River.
James River Park System, Richmond, VA | This network of fourteen parks along eight miles of the James River was begun in 1972. Landscape architects Danadjieva and Koenig Associates conceptual design from 1978 envisioned the park system as a unifying element for the city, connecting downtown Richmond, VA with the river. https://tclf.org/landscapes/james-river-park-system