Each year, June 15 is designated National Nature Photography Day by the North American Nature Photography Association. It's a great opportunity to grab your camera and head into the great outdoors.
We don't need any excuse to gush about our favorite parks and green spaces in the Richmond area. Even so, National Nature Photography Day offers a unique opportunity for our real estate agents to highlight these great wild places in and around Richmond.
- Belle Isle Park - James R. at US 1/301, Richmond, Virginia
One of the numerous sites around the city that are managed as part of the James River Park System, Belle Isle is one of Richmond's most uniquely beautiful spots. The park encompasses a 54-acre island in the middle of the James River and offers splendid views of the river, several miles of wooded trails, and great opportunities for photography as well as kayaking and mountain biking. It's just across the bridge from many Richmond homes for sale.
- James Bryan Park - 4308 Hermitage Rd, Richmond, VA 23227
A great off-the-beaten-path park in Richmond's Northside, James Bryan Park offers 262 acres of rolling hills, wooded areas, open meadows, streams, and ponds. Photographers have a lot of great scenery to capture here. But the greatest attraction is Bryan Park's azalea garden. The garden contains more than 450,000 azalea plants, which bloom most years in mid-April.
- Libby Hill Park - 2801 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223
Perched atop a hill offering an expansive view of the Richmond Skyline, Libby Hill Park is a relatively small green space at just 7 acres, but it packs in a lot of great scenery. This hilltop park includes meandering cobblestone paths, towering mature trees, and grassy lawns. It's also one of Richmond's oldest parks, dating all the way back to 1851.
- The Wetlands - 3395 Landria Dr, Richmond, VA 23225
Part of the James River Park System, The Wetlands are a haven for wildlife photographers and anyone looking for an opportunity to reconnect with nature. It's a wooded, swampy parcel of land with elevated hiking trails (one follows the berm of an old railroad line) that traverse one of the city's wildest habitats. Wildlife watching blinds are located along some of the trails, and white-tailed deer are a common sight.
- Maymont - 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
A historic 100-acre estate turned public park, Maymont is one of the most beautiful and unique parks in Richmond. In addition to the stunning Maymont Mansion—sure to delight any photographer with an eye for architecture—the park includes an arboretum, formal gardens, and a nature center with native wildlife exhibits. There's a good reason why Maymont Park is one of the most popular spots in Richmond for bird watching and nature photography.
Contact us today. If you have a love for the outdoors, it's a great place to call home, and our team can't wait to help you find your dream home in Richmond!