Henrico County is one of the most scenic areas of Virginia. Today the county surrounds the city of Richmond and provide ample opportunities to visitors to enjoy indoor, cultural and historic pastimes. The county’s proximity to the Chickahominy River and the James River adds plenty of leisure opportunities for those who enjoy Mother Nature at her finest.
Deep Bottom Park can be found at an Oxbow in James River and is the focus for many visitors who want to enjoy fun on the water including kayaking and motor boating. there are also some fantastic fishing opportunities with Shad, Stripers and Largemouth Bass in abundance.
There is also the chance to hook up with a trophy Blue Catfish. The record for that species is 109 pounds and there are bound to be bigger specimens waiting for the determined fisherman.
Deep Run Park is another attraction that is ideal for those who want to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area. Hiking trails and ample facilities for enjoying ball sports, as well as playgrounds for the younger members of the family make it a firm favorite with locals and visitors alike.
The historic Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a joy for those who enjoy gardening or the simple beauty of exceptional floral arrangements. The gardens take up 50 acres – and there are also ample opportunities for dining and shopping in fabulous natural surroundings.
Wintertime fun is also widely appreciated by all who visit Henrico County. One of the most popular attractions is the public skating rink which can be found at Short Pump at West Broad Village.
For those in search of an excellent culinary experience there are some incredible dining establishments in the area.
Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue is a treat for those who are looking for that authentic barbecue taste, with all the favorites available, from pulled pork and brisket to ribs and chicken
Another firm favorite is Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant where locally produced (in house) wines are paired with spectacular meals. the Filet Mignon is delightful as is the wonderful selection of seafood – with special mention going to the Pistachio Encrusted Grouper. The pasta offerings should also not be ignored.
Henrico County is a delight for all the senses. From exceptional outdoor opportunities to fine dinging and simply enjoying the company of friends and family this is a place that will reward anyone who is in the Virginia area.