The Friends of Belle Isle are hosting a fun-filled afternoon of free activities on Saturday, October 29th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Several game stations will be available. A perennial Belle Isle favorite, tug of war, will let teams see who is the strongest. A twenty-seven foot parachute will be used for several games. Carnival type games like ring toss can be played for prizes, with the challenges adjusted for the ages of the players. The older you are, the harder it gets!)
Family fun this Fall at Belle Isle
A story teller will entertain the kids, and the whole family can enjoy a hayride.After working up an appetite, help yourself to some hot cider, coffee, and cupcakes.
All events are free and take place in the picnic area.
For those wanting to begin the day, the Northern Neck Chapter of the Audubon Society will host a bird walk at 8 a.m.
Over 175 species of birds have been identified at Belle Isle State Park, including bald eagles and several species of sparrows, wrens, and warblers. The walk begins at the Camp Store and will follow a stroller-friendly trail.
Learn about the birds atBelle Isle State Park
LOCATION: Lancaster County on the Rappahannock River. From Warsaw, take State Route 3 East to SR 354. Turn right and follow for three miles. Turn right onto SR 683 at Somers to the park entrance. From Kilmarnock, take Route 3 West to Lively, then left on SR 201 for three miles, then right on SR 354 for three miles and left onto 683 to the park entrance.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia: two hours; Richmond: two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach: two hours; Roanoke: five hours
Click here for a Google map. Latitude, 37.774414. Longitude: -76.599364.
OVERNIGHT FACILITIES: Bel Air Overnight Area (Bel Air house and guest house) and camping. For information on availability of campsites, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you can reserve online. The Bel Air overnight area can be reserved only by calling 1-800-933-PARK.