Second Place: James River Park System and Trails
Third Place: Pocahontas State Park
Featuring stunning views of the James River and numerous winding trails, Belle Isle is Richmond's destination for outdoor fun. Located right near Brown's Island and accessible by a suspension footbridge running underneath the Robert E. Lee Bridge, the area offers something for every outdoor skill level. Runners, bikers and walkers can enjoy the trails. Or you can just hang out on the rocks and enjoy the views of Hollywood Cemetery, Tredegar Iron Works and the downtown skyline. Connected nearby is the James River Park Systems, a collection of trails that go for miles up and down the James River. Twenty miles away, Pocahontas State Park offers outdoor activities for the family including boating, camping, hiking and environmental education programs.