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.