Begin your journey in Smithfield, home of the world famous Smithfield Ham, Virginia's oldest brink church, Historic Saint Luke's Church & Museum, and one of the most charming Main Streets you will ever experience!
Enjoy the great outdoors at Located right in downtown Smithfield, this brand new 209 acre riverside park features 4 miles of a woodland trail system, orchards, picnic areas, a dog park, a state-of-the-art kayak and canoe launch, mountain bike path, fishing pier, scenic overlooks and the Windsor Castle Historic Site. Kayaking at Windsor Castle Park,
Time to head on over to Franklin Southampton! Stroll the charming streets of Downtown Franklin, where you can find unique boutiques and local cuisine options. \
Interested in spending the day on the river? The Blackwater River flows by the border of the City of Franklin to give local and visitors multiple options for recreation. The Blackwater boasts some gorgeous kayaking trips through ancient tree lined wetlands. Or you can catch a free outdoor concert along the bank of the river every Thursday night in the summer.
- Don Poncho's
- The Village
- Franklin Seafood and Steakhouse
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