Down at Riverbend

Took the kids fishing on the Potomac again, this time at Riverbend Park, where you don’t have to pay an entrance fee like at Great Falls Park, which is a national park.

Riverbend, a county park, has a neat little visitors center with decks where you can sit on comfy Andirondack chairs and enjoy the wonderful view of the Potomac. The park also offers fun family activities, like lots of picnic tables, hiking trails that follow the river, boating and kayaking lessons, and children’s activities.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, the park sponsors the Virginia Indian Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring Rappahannock dancers and drummers plus seven other area tribes will do live demonstrations, dance, and show and sell Indian crafts, pottery, and music. Families can help build a dug-out canoe, throw a spear, and shoot a bow and arrow. No reservations are required. Admission is $8 per adult, $5 per child.

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One response to “Down at Riverbend

  1. We’ll have to check this out, we LOVE Great Falls park. The Native American celebration sounds great, we may just have to do that!

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