APR 2015

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w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m R I C H M O N D A P R I L 2 0 1 5 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 33 OUTDOORS DOWNTOWN The James River runs near downtown Richmond and has had an incalculable influence on Virginia's capital through the centuries. Today, along with striking views and scenic riverside walkways, it offers actvites such as stand-up paddle boarding and river ra ing on its Class III to Class IV rapids running alongside the city's down- town. The river is also home to Riverfront Canal Cruises, offered on covered boats that depart on the hour from Turning Basin. Right in the middle of the river sits 54-acre Belle Isle, accessible by pedestrian bridge. The litle island is a secton of the James River Park System and offers hiking, biking, mountain biking, rock-climbing instructon and other outdoor actvites. n Jeff Greenburg Belle Isle View Biker

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