Whether you just bought a new Ford from Richmond Ford, have an older model, or are in the market for a new vehicle, you’ll want to jump in and enjoy some local trips that are close to home. Often, people have no idea what is right in their back yards or take area attractions and events for granted. Before it gets too hot, jump in your Ford, roll down the windows and take a drive to one of these local places.
The James River is located at 22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, 23223. You’ll find walking trails and some wild life. You can walk to the Wetlands and the Pony Pasture sections of the river. Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll get some excellent views of the rapids, kayakers and birds. Cross the pedestrian bridge to Belle Isle or take the Canal Walk to Brown’s Island. Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water with you.
The Canal Walk will take you along the canal where you will see some traces of the area’s rich history including crumbling walls and some plaques. Don’t forget to head over to Rocketts Landing if you cross to Brown’s Island. Guides will tell you about the path to the broken bridge, which retraces the three days surrounding the fall of Richmond during the spring of 1865. You’ll also hear about Lincoln’s visit to the area.
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Be sure to visit the Richmond National Battlefield Park, located at 3215 E. Broad Street in Richmond. You’ll see the Cold Harbor site, deer, turkey, and of course, tons of history about Richmond. If you look close enough, you can see the remains of Confederate and Union trenches in the fields and ridges.
As always, before you head out, even if your drive is short, be sure your vehicle has been properly maintained and that all the fluids are topped off. Check everything if you haven’t checked it in a couple of months. You can also stop by Richmond Ford to have our experienced service technicians look over your Ford to make sure it doesn’t need anything.
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