You don’t have to leave VA for your next getaway. Enter: Prince George County, just a ~40-minute drive from RIC.
Whether you’re a solo outdoor enthusiast or traveling with friends or family, the area is filled with fun, seasonal day trip activities. With miles of waterfront, plenty of trees to zipline or hike through, rich history, and more, the charming Prince George County is worth a visit.
Here’s a sample itinerary:
Get on the road
Kick off the road trip from one of Prince George County’s stops on the 5&Dime driving route which features many of the sites and attractions mentioned below along this historic and scenic route. Check in, get points, and earn rewards with the Passport Program for Route 5 and Route 10.
Soar through trees on a zipline, climb the high-ropes course, or try your hand at axe throwing with a visit to Tree Time Adventures.
Bonus: Their Fall Festival & Scream Time Adventures is happening on weekends throughout October. Test your courage with a haunted trail, nighttime tree course, and more frightful fun.
Alternatively, spend the day at Swaders Sports Park, a family-friendly outdoor sports park with mini golf, go-karts, an arcade + more.
Browse local blooms and produce
Pick buckets of fall flowers while enjoying scenic views at The Perfect Picks Flower Farm or stop by on a weekend for pumpkins. You can also get a taste of local produce by visiting the Prince George Farmers’ Market, happening every Saturday through Oct. 28.
Bonus: The Fall Festival is happening on Saturday, Oct. 28 and a Special Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Hit the water
Is the water is calling your name? Jordan Point Marina is a family-owned and -operated, full-service marina on the historic James River that offers pontoon boat and kayak rentals.
Discover the rich history of Prince George County
Deepen your knowledge of the the area with a trip to The Prince George County Regional Heritage Center, and check out the Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy authentic and delicious foods (jidlo), beer (pivo), music (muszika), dancing, activities for the kids + more — plus, admission and parking are free.
For history buffs, take a trip to The U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum located at Fort-Gregg Adams. Did you know? The U.S. Army Women’s Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to Army women.
How many Czech and Slovak families settled in Prince George County between 1880 and 1920? Quiz your history knowledge.
Answered: D. The correct answer to our Quiz is 300+.