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Hidden Gems in Virginia that you should not Miss

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Founder’s District. All opinions are 100% mine.

Looking for fun things to do in Virginia? Check out these hidden gems that you should definitely not miss.

hidden gems in virginia one should not miss

When we think of Virginia, one of the first things that usually come to our minds is the famous Luray or Shenandoah Caves as well as the beautiful beaches of Virginia.

But apart from these things, Virginia has so much more to offer. If you are someone who loves connecting with nature as well as history, Williamsburg in Virginia is the perfect place to visit with family or friends.

It is a city filled with the stories of women and men who made America into the country that it is known for today and can take you back in time by helping you revisit America’s history.

One of the most interesting and must-visit places while you are in Williamsburg, Virginia is James County Marina.

About James County Marina

The Marina is located on the historic Powhatan Creek, behind Jamestown Island and across the street from Jamestown Settlement and Jamestown Beach Event Park.

With tons of outdoor opportunities, it is your ultimate destination for:

  • Biking

  • Kayaking

  • Canoeing

  • Standup Paddleboard Rentals

Biking or canoeing the waterways where America’s founders once traveled is certainly a unique and fun activity to do with your loved ones.

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The marina’s close proximity to the Virginia Capital Trail and Jamestown Island makes it the perfect location for a leisurely bike ride. You can even take a long bike ride along the scenic James River.

The best part is that you can rent Trek Hybrid, Comfort, and kids bikes that are available year-round.

However, if paddling interests you more, you can also rent a kayak and paddle along the historic Powhatan Creek – the same route where Captain John Smith and others traveled as they settled on Jamestown Island.

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Another good thing to keep in mind is that the Marina Store is stocked with cold beverages, snacks, ice cream, bait, tackle, and boat supplies making it perfect for a fun family vacation that will be loved by both kids and adults.

You can find out more info on the Founders District.

Apart from James County Marina, there are a ton of amazing places to visit in Virginia that are rich in nature as well as history.

Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown is America’s first permanent English colony and you can get to experience it through film, gallery exhibits, and outdoor living history.

Colonial National Historic Park

This park protects and interprets several sites relating to the Colony of Virginia and the history of the United States.

Historic Jamestowne

This is the cultural heritage site located on Jamestown Island.

Chippokes State Park

This park is one of the oldest continuously operated plantations in the nation and is one of the Commonwealth’s most beautiful parks.

Jamestown- Scotland Ferry

The Jamestown – Scotland Ferry operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including all major holidays, and gives a unique perspective of Virginia’s first colonial capitals. It offers free transport between Surry and Jamestown

Hog Island Wildlife Management Area

Here you can experience an array of shorebirds, eagles as well as wildlife species here.

So if you are heading to Virginia any time soon, be it a day trip or a much-needed weekend getaway with your family or friends, definitely hit up James County Marina as well as the other spots mentioned above.

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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa: An Escape to Nature’s Haven

This beautiful retreat located in the Hudson Valley will transport you in the midst of nature giving you a relaxing experience as well as a much-needed break that you truly deserve.

buttermilk falls inn & spa - This beautiful retreat located in the Hudson Valley will transport you in the midst of nature and give you a relaxing experience and a much-needed break that you truly deserve.

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Fun Day Trips from the New Jersey Tri-State Area

Check out some of these fun day trip ideas that you can take with your family in the NJ Tri-state area this Spring & Summer.

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Mayflower Park Hotel, Seattle

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Read on to find out all about it as well as all the wonderful things to explore while you’re in Seattle – the Emerald City.

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The Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca New York

Heading to Ithaca to explore all the beautiful waterfalls & enjoy the scenic beauty and wondering where to stay? The Hotel Ithaca located in downtown Ithaca, New York will make sure you have a perfectly relaxing getaway by offering you a luxurious stay.

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce + Win a trip to NYC Wine & Food Festival

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 and older. #CookingwithCoke #CollectiveBias

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Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo + Giveaway

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