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West Point, Virginia 23181

7th Street Marina
Project is under development - The Economic Development Authority is working to revitalize the 7th Street Marina. Plans include waterfront shopping, condominiums and restaurants coordinating with the historic district.

Chelsea Plantation
Situated in King William County, Chelsea Plantation is one of the finest examples of early 18th Century Georgian architecture. The grounds of Chelsea encompass nearly five acres of lawn with extensive English Boxwood gardens, overlooking the Mattaponi River. Guided tours are available. Advance calls recommended. Address: 874 Chelsea Plantation Lane, West Point, VA 23181. Phone: (804) 843-2386.

Christmas on the Town
Annual event held the first Sunday in December from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. along Main Street in West Point, Virginia. Scheduled events include the Children's Parade, visit with Santa and more.

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Glass Island Landing
Historic Walking Tour
Riverwalk Trail

Colonial Downs
Horse racing track. 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy, New Kent, VA 23124.
Phone: (804) 966-7223. http://www.colonialdowns.com/

Crab Carnival
The annual West Point Crab Carnival is usually held the first weekend in October, is famous throughout Virginia.

Dragon Run, The
The unique character of the Dragon wilderness and its awesome natural beauty exist primarily because it is remote. Several highway bridges cross its 35 mile run to the Piankatank River. We encourage you to join the The Friends of Dragon Run and support our activities. Frank Herrin, President (804) 785-6403. http://www.dragonrun.org/

Glass Island Landing
Located on Boat Landing Road near the Mattaponi River bridge. The landing is owned and managed by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and provides fishing access, boat ramp, picnicking facilities and parking.

Greater West Point Family YMCA
3135 King William Avenue. P.O. Box 1526, West Point, VA 23181 | Phone: (804) 843-3300; Fax: (804) 843-7182; Email: greaterwestpoint@peninsulaymca.org | http://www.peninsulaymca.org/gwpindex.htm

Historic Walking Tour
Take a relaxing walk through the historic area of West Point. This tour starts on 14th Street and follows through the historic downtown area along the sidewalks which follow the grid pattern of the streets. http://www.west-point.va.us/tourism.htm

Mattaponi Canoe & Kayak
Enjoy the beauty and solitude of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey, two pristine rivers located within 40 minutes of Richmond and 2 hours of Washington, DC. For more information on our rates, services and trip destinations, please feel free to contact us by email at contact@mattaponi.com, or call us toll free at 1 (800) 769-3545. www.mattaponi.com

Mattaponi Indian Reservation Museum
Address: Rte. 2, Box 255, West Point, VA 23181. Ms. Gertrude Custalow, Director. http://www.uppermattaponi.org/

Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers Trail
The Lower Mattaponi and Pamunkey River Canoe Trail was one of twelve water trails selected in 2006 by the American Canoe Association.
http://www.mpra.org/Projects/RiverTrail/CanoeTrail.html

No Limits Skydiving - West Point  
The best place to make a tandem or Accelerated Freefall (AFF) skydive in Virginia. Our skydiving prices are the lowest within 200 miles. Make a reservation now at 434-532-6570. No Limits Skydiving: West Point - is the only drop zone that actually in West Point. There are many websites selling skydives in the area that aren't actually in West Point.

Pamunkey Indian Museum
The history of the Pamunkey Tribe has been recorded by archaeologist, anthropologist and historians and dates back ten to twelve thousand years. The actual legal status by the white man's criteria does not come into being until the 1646 and 1677 treaties with the King of England. The two major treaties with the Pamunkey established articles of peace and a land base for the Tribe, later referred to as a reservation. This reservation exists today. Address: 289 Pamunkey River Road, Box 2011, King William, VA 23086. Phone: 804-843-4792. Pamunkey Chief William P. 'Swift Water' Miles. http://www.baylink.org/Pamunkey/

Rainbow Acres Campground
Camping on the Mattaponi River in Eastern Virginia with 150 full hook-up sites. Seasonal camping at its best with rustic secluded sites. Address: 514 James Road, King & Queen Courthouse, VA 23085. Phone: (804) 785-9441. Email: info@rainbowacrescampground.com

Riverwalk Trail
Cyclists and walkers enjoy the Riverwalk Trail. The trail begins at Glass Island and Kiwanis Park and continues along the walking path under the Lord Delaware Bridge. This route parallels the Mattaponi River past marsh land and includes scenic overlooks. http://www.west-point.va.us/tourism.htm

Skydive the Point
We have moved to a new home at the “Virginia Skydiving Center”…the most scenic dropzone in Virginia!!! Please come visit us in our new digs at Dinwiddie County Airport, just 30 minutes south of downtown Richmond. Our big new hangar, large, comfortable Grand Caravan, and large grassy landing area is sure to please. Check us out on Facebook and at http://www.virginiaskydivingcenter.com. Blue Skies!

Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe

The Tribe resides close to the upper reaches of the Mattaponi River in present day King William County. Address: 13383 King William Road, King William, Virginia 23086. Phone: (804) 769-3378. http://www.uppermattaponi.org/

West Point Country Club | West Point Golf Course
This is a 9 hole course of over 3,014 yards with a par of 36 and a private equity golf course.

York River State Park
Eleven miles west of Williamsburg, York River State Park offers visitors an opportunity to experience the environment of a coastal estuary. LOCATION: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park. Contact Information: York River State Park, 5526 Riverview Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23188-6732. Phone: (757) 566-3036. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/yor.shtml


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