Take a trip down the James River
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 10:40 AM
We've reached that time of year when the weather is getting warmer and people are getting antsy to go outside and enjoy the summer. Unfortunately, jobs and budgets often get in the way of a good vacation — but that doesn't have to take much time or money.
Want to spend time in the sun away from the hustle and bustle of city life? You don't have to look very far. Just a three-hour drive south of Washington, D.C., is the James River,
a beautiful winding river complete with sections of fast-moving water and small rapids. It's great for a variety of trips such as a day trip for a lazy float in a tube down a few sections of the river, or a five-day, four-night full-on canoe and camping trip. If you choose the latter, there are outfitters stationed in towns along the river that can provide you with boats, maps, campsites and information — all for a reasonable price. (You do have to bring your own food and camping gear with you.).
What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to dive right in? It's a fun trip to make with friends, too.
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