Group tubing along the Upper James River Water Trail
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The James River has captivated people’s imagination since the days of George Washington, who personally surveyed stretches of the Upper James. Today, travel journalists and bloggers occasionally visit and share their adventures online and in print magazines.


Blue Ridge Outdoors:

scenic Upper James River
October 18, 2022

Best Paddling Trails in the Southeast >


Recreation News:

July 29, 2022

A Scenic River Runs Through It: Western Virginia’s Upper James River Water Trail >

fall canoeing
October 11, 2021
Discover a new perspective on fall foliage on the Upper James River Water Trail >

June 18, 2018
A new perspective on the Blue Ridge Mountains >

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