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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 758-3522
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.

“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.

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

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.

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.

Belle Isle State Park
1632 Belle Isle Rd.
Lancaster (800)933-Park
Kayak, canoe and small boat rentals.

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

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

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.

Chesapeake Academy
107 Steamboat Rd.
Irvington 438-5575
Camp Irvington, Camp Chesapeake and Camp Osprey. Ages 4-14.

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
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
Family boat building June 27–29, Model making Aug. 4–8.

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 June 24–26, July 8–10, Aug. 5–7.

Summer Camps on the River
49 Seahorse Ln.
758-2306 (ext. 177)
Residential and day 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.

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.

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, Wed. evenings 4–7 p.m. Located at the history museum.

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.

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 RivahFest.

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.

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

Norton’s Sailing School
97 Marina Rd.
Deltaville 776-9211

Premier Sailing
744 St. Andrews Ln.
Weems 438-9300

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 Aug. Open Fri.–Sun.

Lew Bristow’s Blackberry Farm
9607 Gen. Puller Hwy.
Hartfield 776-7785
8 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon.–Sat. 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

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.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
(410) 260-2470
Experience and learn about the Chesapeake Bay through the routes and places associated with Smith’s explorations. There are many points of interest found in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail
Visit 9 wineries in the Northern Neck. Sample itineraries and a map are available. Contact any of the wineries listed under Wine Tastings for more information.

African-American Heritage Trail
6487 Main St.
Gloucester 693-0014
A self-guided driving tour of selected African American historic sites. Visit or contact the Gloucester Tourism office or the Gloucester Visitor’s Center for information and a map.

Country Store and Rural Post Office Trail
6487 Main St.
Gloucester 693-0014
Travel back in time on this self-guided driving tour of Gloucester’s country stores and rural post offices. Visit or contact the Gloucester Tourism office or the Gloucester Visitor’s Center for information and a map.

Gloucester Blueways Trail
Gloucester 693-0014
A system of five separate water trails spanning Gloucester County. The 40 miles of trails are particularly suited for small hand-powered craft such as canoes and kayaks.

Mathews Blueways Water Trail
Mathews 725-4BAY
An interconnected system of five separate water trails spanning the waters of Mathews County and totaling over ninety miles of cruising.

Northern Neck Heritage Trail Bicycling Route
18 North Irving Ave.
Colonial Beach 333-1919
Four relatively easy bicycle trails throughout the Northern Neck.

Trolling for Treasures Shopping Trail
Includes 17 antique, consignment and thrift shops in Northumberland County.

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.

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

Lancaster Players
361 Chesapeake Dr.
White Stone 435-3776

Westmoreland Players
16217 Richmond Rd.
Callao 529-9345

Colonial Beach Trolley
Colonial Beach 224-0175
Makes 20 stops around the town of Colonial Beach. Every Sat. and Sun. May–Sept. On holiday weekends it runs Mon. as well.

Triangle Trolley
Between Kilmarnock, Irvington and White Stone. Every Fri. and Sat. May 1–Oct 3 and Sun. May 24 and Sept.6. 50¢.

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.–5 p.m. daily.

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 Mon. noon to 5 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.–5 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.
Kilmarnock 436-9463
Free wine tastings each Fri. at 5 p.m.

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

posted 04.30.2015

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