2021 marks the 45th anniversary of the James River Association!

To commemorate this anniversary we are revisiting our ‘Top 40’ lists we shared back in 2016, celebrating some of the awesome experiences the James River watershed has to offer. Before visiting any of these outstanding locations, please check for any restrictions they may have in place!

We have surveyed our staff to bring you the Top 45 Hikes in the James River watershed. So here they are, in no particular order, 45 places to take a hike!


21. Governor’s Land Conservation Easement (co-held by James River Association), Williamsburg, VA
33. James River Heritage Trail (Riveredge Park)