The mighty James River begins its majestic journey in Botetourt County, winding through the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains on its way to the Chesapeake Bay. The unspoiled beauty of the river is more accessible than ever through the Upper James River Water Trail. Paddlers, anglers and families can get back to nature and enjoy the sights and sounds of 45 miles of the Upper James, including 14 pristine miles designated as a Virginia Scenic River. See the mountains like you've never seen them before on the Upper James River Water Trail.

Botetourt County adds a 7th boating access point to Upper James River Water Trail at Alpine.  See more on this story.

36 Students...21 Days...340 Miles...One Vision For A Healthy River.  Follow the 2012 James River Expedition as they journey down the mighty James.

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