Upper James River Water Trail
The mighty James River begins its majestic journey in Botetourt County and winds into Rockbridge County, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and southern Shenandoah Valley on its way to the Chesapeake Bay. The unspoiled beauty of this Virginia Scenic River is more accessible than ever through the Upper James River Water Trail. Paddlers, anglers, and families can get back to nature and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Upper James and a portion of the Maury River, also a Virginia Scenic River. See the mountains like you’ve never seen them before on the Upper James River Water Trail.