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Powhatan County boasts a rich abundance of natural, historic and cultural assets. The Powhatan Tourism Council is active in promoting many of the historic and outdoor recreational opportunities offered in the County. From paddling the mighty James River to fishing the newly restored Powhatan Lakes, outdoor activities are abundant in the County.

Home to many equine-related businesses, there are miles of horseback riding trails located within the Powhatan Wildlife Management Area and at historic Belmead on the James River. The County also plans to participate in the State’s Commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial by adding five additional sites to the existing five that tell the story of the closing days of the War and the beginning of the Nation’s healing.

If festive events are your passion, Powhatan must be plugged into your personal navigational device! The Powhatan Chamber of Commerce, Performing Arts Foundation of Powhatan and many of the nonprofit and civic organizations host a multitude of celebrations, including Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape, Fourth Fridays, Jazz ‘n July, Steer Roast, Dove Roast, Christmas Parade, the Powhatan Chow Down and the Powhatan County Fair.

There are a number of historic properties and districts in the County, including the Courthouse Village, where visitors can enjoy unique shopping experiences, take a walking tour, stop by the Historical Society-operated Museum, dine in a number of different restaurants or spend a night in one of Powhatan’s four bed and breakfast inns.

Whatever your interest, Powhatan has something special to offer.

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