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Rivah Diversions and Attractions

Where can you go in Rivah Country for a family friendly excursion or day of fun? Below are listings of places that may be of interest. All area codes are (804) unless otherwise listed.


Bay Aviation
Hummel Field
Topping 436-2977


River Birch Animal Farm
5952 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Locust Hill 758-8814
Open daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.

Where can you go in Rivah Country for a family friendly excursion or day of fun? Below are listings of places that may be of interest. All area codes are (804) unless otherwise listed.


Bay Aviation
Hummel Field
Topping 436-2977


River Birch Animal Farm
5952 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Locust Hill 758-3522
Open daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.


Bay Water Excursions
308 Railway Rd.
Port Haywood 725-2876
Boat tours on the Chesapeake Bay with USCG certified captain.

Captain Billy’s Charters/River Cruises
545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.
Heathsville 580-7292
Custom cruises every Sat. evening. Private cruises available.
http://www.captbillyscharters.com

“Faded Glory” – The Hope and Glory Inn’s 25 Passenger Vessel
65 Tavern Rd.
Irvington 438-6053
Luncheon and cocktail cruises aboard a restored Chesapeake Bay oyster boat. Reservations required.

Jackson Creek Outfitters
274 Bucks View Ln. 
Deltaville 776-9812
Kayak rentals, paddleboat rentals, small sailboat rentals, eco tours, and fishing guide services. Located at Deltaville Marina.

Let’s Go Sailing!
Urbanna 824-4006
Day cruises, boat rides and lessons on “Free Spirit”. By appointment.

Potomac River Charters
Colonial Beach 224-1400
Departs from Colonial Beach Town Pier.

Rappahannock River Cruise
Tappahannock 453-2628
“Captain Thomas” travels to Ingleside Vineyards.

“Serenity”
Yorktown (757)710-1233
A 65’ schooner offers two-hour cruises. Weekends only. Private charters, group reservations and “locals” specials.

Smith Island Cruise
382 Campground Rd.
Reedville 453-3430
Departs from Chesapeake Bay Camp-Resort. Reservations required.
http://www.smithpointmarina.com

Tangier Island Cruise
468 Buzzard Point Rd.
Reedville 453-2628
Departs from Buzzard’s Point Marina.

Urbanna Cruises
Urbanna 366-1778
Cruise local creeks and rivers aboard a comfy, chartered pontoon boat. Now serving The Tides Inn in addition to Urbanna marinas.
http://www.urbannacruises.com


Boatyard at Christchurch
1228 Crafton Quarter Rd.
Saluda 758-4067
Near Christchurch School in Middlesex.

Ingram Bay Marina
545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.
Heathsville 580-7292
14–18’ boats with 25 hp outboard motors. Fishing licenses included in rental. Rod and reel rental at marina tackle shop.
http://www.captbillyscharters.com

Jackson Creek Outfitters
274 Bucks View Ln. 
Deltaville 776-9812
Kayak rentals, paddleboat rentals, small sailboat rentals, eco tours, and fishing guide services. Located at Deltaville Marina.

Tucker’s Recreation
Park and Marine
244 Barn Rd.
Shacklefords 785-4464
16’ and 17’ open bow fiberglass boats with outboard motors. Fishing license included in rental.


Evans Bowling Center
34 Cralle Ct.
Kilmarnock 435-3950

River Lanes and Grill
16 Town Centre Dr.
Kilmarnock 436-9004

Village Lanes
7307 John Clayton Mem. Hwy.
Gloucester 693-3720


4–H Camps
Contact local extension offices.

Aylett Country Day School
Powcan Rd.
Millers Tavern 443-3214
Day camps June, July, Aug.

Belle Isle State Park
1632 Belle Isle Rd.
Lancaster 462-5030

Boys and Girls Club
of the Northern Neck
517 Main St.
Kilmarnock 435-2422
Summer camps in 2-week sessions. Activities, field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, more.

Bridlewise
Summer Horse Camps
12612 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Hartfield 776-0606
Camp offered by Bridlewise Riding Academy Day and Boarding Camp from beginner to advanced riders.

Camp Piankatank
1586 Stampers Bay Rd.
Hartfield 776-9552
Day and residential camps for ages 7–17. Activities include sailing, rock wall, archery, swimming and Bible study.

Gloucester County
Parks and Recreation
6467 Main St.
Gloucester 693-2355

Mathews County YMCA
10746 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews 725-1488

Middlesex Family YMCA
11487 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Hartfield 776-8846
Sailing camps, soccer camps, summer day camps.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camps
(406)728-1911
Week-long residency “starring” local students in a full-scale musical.

Northern Neck Family YMCA
39 William B. Graham Ct.
Kilmarnock 435-0223
Weekly summer sessions.

Northumberland Family YMCA
6348 Northumberland Hwy.
Heathsville 580-8901
Weekly summer camp in conjunction with the public schools.

Rappahannock Art League Camps
19 N. Main St.
Kilmarnock 436-9309
Weekly art camps for ages 6–17. Held in Kilmarnock.

Reedville Fisherman’s Museum
504 Main St.
Reedville 453-6529
Model camp in Aug.

Richmond County YMCA
45 George Brown Ln.
Warsaw 333-4117
Weekly summer sessions.

Stratford Hall Camps
483 Great House Rd.
Montross 493-8038
Grandparent/grandchild camp.

Summer Camps on the River
49 Seahorse Ln.
Christchurch
758-2306 (ext. 177)
Residential and day camp co-ed summer camp, Christchurch School in Middlesex.

VIMS Summer Camps
1375 Greate Rd.
Gloucester Point 684-7878

Westmoreland Family YMCA
18849 Kings Hwy.
Montross 493-8163
Licensed summer day camp program.

Westmoreland County Camps
18849 Kings Hwy.
Montross 493-8163
Day camp.


Belle Isle State Park
1632 Belle Isle Rd.
Lancaster 462-5030

Chesapeake Bay Camp-Resort
382 Campground Rd.
Reedville 453-3430

Ingram Bay Marina
545 Harvey’s Neck Rd.
Heathsville 580-7292
Rent or bring your own and explore miles of shoreline or join a group tour to remote locations around the rivers and bay.
http://www.captbillyscharters.com

Jackson Creek Outfitters
274 Bucks View Ln. 
Deltaville 776-9812
Kayak rentals, paddleboat rentals, small sailboat rentals, eco tours, and fishing guide services. Located at Deltaville Marina.

Lazy Days Adventures
Hardyville 776-9853
Rentals and eco-tours of local waters. Will deliver.

Westmoreland State Park
1650 State Park Rd.
Montross 493-8821
Group kayak trips, paddle boats and paddle boards coming in June.


Chestnut Cove Bed and Breakfast and Zekiah Glass
511 Oakley Ln.
Farnham 394-3142
Two guest rooms with private baths, full breakfast and lunch. Two-day classes in creating stained glass, with a separate fee, is offered inclusively with overnight stays.

Dragonfly Yoga Studio, LLC
16314 Gen. Puller Hwy., Deltaville
832-9353
Studio offers vinyasa flows and hatha blends along with various other forms of yoga.

InsideOut Yoga
366 James Wharf Rd.
White Stone 436-2204
Four levels of vinyasa flow yoga classes. Classes integrate breath and movement, awareness and alignment, strength and flexibility, stillness and joy.

Olive for Yoga
16314 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Deltaville 832-0079
Studio offers ABC’s of yoga, gentle/restorative, hatha, yin, power vinyasa, vinyasa flow and yogalates.

TriYoga
370-4856
Offering a multi-level hatha blend. Class times and locations vary.
http://www.triyoganow.com


Deltaville Farmers’ Market
287 Jackson Creek Rd.
Deltaville 776-6950
Fourth Sat. of the month May–Nov.; 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Holly Point Nature Park at the Deltaville Maritime Museum.

Gloucester Market
6523 Main St.
Gloucester 695-0700
Monthly June–Aug., Wed. evenings 4–7 p.m. Located at the gazebo.

Heathsville Farmers’ Market
73 Monument Place
Heathsville 580-3377
Third Sat. of the month Apr.–Oct., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Behind Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern.

Irvington Farmers Market
Irvington Commons
Irvington 480-0697
First Sat. of the month from May–Nov., 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Irvington-Farmers-Market/378175415629187

Mathews Farmers’ Market
10494 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews 725-7196
Every Sat., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Mathews historic courthouse green.

Montross Market Days
15803 Kings Hwy.
Montross 703-598-2112
First Sat. of the month May–Sept.

Tappahannock Farmers’ Market
Prince St. and Cross St.
Tappahannock 445-2076
Third week each month Apr.–Nov. except for June which is Rivah Fest.
http://www.TappahannockMarket.com

Urbanna Farmers’ Market
351 Bonner St.
Urbanna 761-4840
The second Sat. of each month May–Sept.; 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Taber Park.

Warsaw Farmers’ Market
Courthouse Circle
Warsaw
From 9 a.m.–1 p.m. the second Sat. of each month May–Sept.
http://www.warsawfarmersmarket.com


Swamp Fun Park
2735 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Gloucester 642-8778
Paint ball.

Cyber Star
6706 Main St.
Gloucester 824-9450
Video game center with X-Box, Wii, PlayStation, arcade games, laser tag.


Nortons Sailing School
97 Marina Rd.
Deltaville 776-9211

Premier Sailing
744 St. Andrews Ln.
Weems 438-9300
http://www.premiersailing.com

Stingray Point Sailing School
18355 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Deltaville 909-2655


Essex 5 Cinemas
1653 Tap­pahan­nock Blvd.
Tappahannock 445-1166

Hillside Cinema
7321 John Clayton Mem. Hwy.
Gloucester 693-2770

York River Crossing Cinema
2226 York Crossing Dr.
Hayes 642-5999


Bentwaters Farm
1083 Circle Dr.
Mathews 725-5839
Spray-free blueberries, homegrown yarns from sheep raised on the farm, lambs and Kids, Cashmere and Nigerian goats. Open by appointment.

Eastfields Farms
85 Preston Point Rd.
Mathews 725-3948
Spray-free blueberries in July/Aug. Open Fri.–Sun.

Lew Bristow’s Blackberry Farm
9607 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Hartfield 776-7785
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Saturday, in season

Tater Neck Blueberry Farm
Potato Neck Rd.
Port Haywood 725-2623
Open mid-July through Labor Day, during daylight. No chemicals used, six different varieties available.

Westmoreland Berry Farm
1235 Berry Farm Ln.
Oak Grove 224-9171
http://www.westmorelandberryfarm.com


Bethpage Miniature Golf and Ice Creamery
4817 Old Virginia St.
Urbanna 758-GOLF (4653)
Putt-putt golf. Rt. 602 just outside of Urbanna, Middlesex County.


Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway
4426 Tidewater Tr.
Jamaica 758-1867
Dirt track racing select Sat. nights through October.

Colonial Beach Dragway
2035 James Monroe Hwy.
Colonial Beach 224-7455
1/8th mile asphalt drag track.

Dragon Motor Sports
1790 Howerton Rd.
Dunnsville 443-1903
Truck and tractor pulls.


Stan’s Skateland
17408 Kings Hwy.
Montross 493-9890
Fri.–Sat., 7:30–10 p.m.


Court House Players
Mathews 725-0474
Community theater serving Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex Counties. Dinner theater.
http://www.courthouseplayers.org

Donk’s Theater
223 Buckley Hall Rd.
Mathews 725-7760
Virginia’s Lil’ Ole Opry. Live country music in a family atmosphere.
http://www.donkstheater.com

Lancaster Players
361 Chesapeake Dr.
White Stone 435-3776

Westmoreland Players
16217 Richmond Rd.
Callao 529-9345


Triangle Trolley
435-1552
Between Kilmarnock, Irvington and White Stone. Every Fri. and Sat. May 3–Oct. 5.

The Pearl Trolley
Urbanna 758-2613
The Pearl runs in and around Urbanna in Middlesex County, from May 24–Sept. 3 25¢. Sponsors needed.


Athena Vineyards
and Winery, Inc.
3138 Jessie Ball duPont Mem. Hwy.
Burgess 580-4944

Belle Mount Vineyards
2570 Newland Rd.
Warsaw 333-4700

The Dog and Oyster Vineyard
170 White Fences Dr.
Irvington 438-9463
Wine tastings, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Thurs.–Mon.

General’s Ridge Vineyard
1618 Weldons Dr.
Hague (703) 313-9742
Tasting room, appetizers. Fri. noon–7 p.m.; Sat. noon–6 p.m.; Sun. noon–5 p.m. 703-313-9742 Mon.–Thurs.; 472-3172 Fri.–Sun.

Good Luck Cellars
1025 Good Luck Rd.
Kilmarnock 435-1416
Open Thurs. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sun. noon–5 p.m.

Hague Winery
8268 Cople Hwy.
Hague 472-5283

Ingleside Vineyards and Winery
5872 Leedstown Rd.
Oak Grove 224-8687

Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery
8215 Oak Crest Dr.
King George
(540) 663-2813

Specials Wine Seller
52 S. Main St.
Kimarnock 436-9463
Free wine tastings each Fri. at 5 p.m.

Vault Field Vineyards
2953 Kings Mill Rd.
Kinsale 472-4430

posted 04.25.2013

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