fbpx
Visit Lively, Virginia in Virginia's River Realm

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN

Lively, VA

Lively is known as the “The Gateway to Belle State Park” and the birthplace of Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington. Adventure seekers, history buffs and families looking to disconnect to reconnect with nature and history will find Lively to live up to its name.

Visit Lively, Virginia in Virginia's River Realm

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN

Lively

Lively is known as the “The Gateway to Belle State Park” and the birthplace of Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington. Adventure seekers, history buffs and families looking to disconnect to reconnect with nature and history will find Lively to live up to its name.

1

892 Acres of Nature Along The Rappahannock

Reconnect with nature at Belle Isle State Park. 892 acres and 7 miles of shore line along the Rappahannock River are yours to explore. The park includes facilities for picnics, camping, fishing boating, and a children’s playground.

2

Must-See Colonial Period History

Constructed in 1669, Historic St. Mary’s Whitechapel was constructed as a place of worship and colonial center. The church cemetery includes numerous members of local families, including those kin to Mary Ball Washington.

3

Camp Where Bald Eagles Fly

Belle Isle State Park is home to a diverse variety of wildlife including bald eagles, osprey, blue herons, white-tail deer and turkeys. 30 full-service campground spots, primitive sites and two houses create great options for your next weekend getaway.

4

Fuel Your Adventure

The “world-famous” Corner is an American diner serving the “County’s Coldest Beer” with patio seating and friendly service. Make sure to try the ribeye at The Oaks.

What is Virginia’s River Realm?

Full of delightful surprises, hidden gems, and friendly small-town spirit. The 465 miles of shoreline, eight great small towns, and hundreds of unique attractions invite visitors to enjoy the wonder of a perfect oyster, the promise of a back road or secret cove and the pleasure of sharing a table with friends. A place where you can catch your breath, calm your mind and live your dreams.
LEARN MORE