If a river otter is nearby, you can kiss the fish in your privately stocked pond goodbye. more

Oct 13, 2016 6:00 AM Culture

Jack Cooksey travels to the New River Valley for some outdoor adventuring, but finds even more to enjoy in this ruggedly stunning part of the state. more



Illustration by Neal Iwan

A look back at Morattico’s Edwin “Junior” Barrack and other salty dogs like him: doing the hard work on the water that brings crunchy soft shells to dining tables. more


Bull sharks trade the seven seas for Ol’ Man River. more

Aug 10, 2015 12:00 PM Culture

Clarke C. Jones travels to the picturesque Rose River and meets some long-time anglers who show him why fly fishing isn’t just about catching fish. more

Feb 6, 2015 10:09 AM Travel



Four centuries of ferry service in the Old Dominion. more

Feb 3, 2015 8:45 AM Culture


Courtesy of Friends of James River Park

Rediscover swimming holes and lazy days. more

Aug 14, 2014 11:00 AM Travel

An offbeat way to experience the new river. more

Jun 16, 2014 11:04 AM

For Luke Hopkins, neccessity is the mother of aquatic invention. more

Jun 16, 2014 11:02 AM

Who Owns the Jackson River?

Beau Beasley

Private developers and the public both lay claim to a stretch of the Jackson River in Allegheny County, and fly fishers are caught in the middle. more

Mar 14, 2012 12:04 PM Travel 17 Comments

Blissful Batteau

Mason Basten, courtesy of Scenic Virginia

Time to celebrate Virginia’s Scenic Rivers more than ever! more

Feb 27, 2012 3:20 PM Travel

With a conceptual plan in place, The James River Heritage Trail moves one step closer to reality. more

Jan 2, 2012 5:14 PM Travel 5 Comments


Tricia Pearsall

Tricia Pearsall and her dog go looking for the last gasp of summer on the James River, but find a winter warning instead. more

Oct 13, 2011 2:34 PM Travel 4 Comments


Robb Scharetg

Transforming a muddy river back into a perfect stream can be done. Beau Beasley tells how a cow wallow became an Augusta County gem. more

Aug 19, 2011 12:29 PM Travel

The Art of Zen

Tyler Darden

Mindful gardening yields a serene retreat in Hanover. Walk slowly, and contemplate. more

Jan 21, 2011 10:49 AM Home


Patricia Lyons

In its day, the Lynnhaven oyster was prized by celebrities and regular folks alike. Pollution nearly killed off the mollusk, but the seafood classic is making a comeback. more

Dec 3, 2010 11:50 AM Culture

A River Repast

Patricia Lyons

A decade ago, on a whim, cousins Ryan and Travis Croxton decided to revive their family’s old oyster business. more

Oct 21, 2010 9:00 AM Food 1 Comments

A Magical Craft - Feature

Lee Baskerville and Tyler Darden

Why does one become a builder of boats? W. Matthew Shipman talks to Steve Zimmerman, of Zimmerman Marine in Mathews, about the challenges and joys of running a boatyard. more

Aug 26, 2010 8:50 AM Travel 3 Comments

Up a Creek - Feature

Chris White

For the two sisters who run Payne's Crab House in Urbanna, the watermen's life is tough but good. As Beatrice Taylor says, "It's in our blood." more

Jul 23, 2010 12:15 PM Culture

Great Falls Race Feature

Daniel Schreiber

The Annual Great Falls Whitewater Race is a Frothy, Turbulent Minute more

Jul 19, 2010 12:30 PM Time out

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