Belle Isle Visitor Center exhibit to open


Andrew Sullins tries out some waterman gear at the new Visitor Center exhibit at Belle Isle State Park.

Belle Isle State Park will hold a grand opening at the new Visitor Center exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 4.

The exhibit highlights Northern Neck resources and their influence on the people who have called this region home from the time of the Virginia Indians to present day and will include activities for the young and young at heart, reported chief ranger Katie Shephard.

Grand opening events will begin with a wagon ride to the historic Belle Isle house at 10 a.m. Wagon rides are $3 per person or $8 per family. Pre-registration is recommended, call 462-5030. Activities continue into the afternoon with Power of the Powhatan at 1 p.m., Family Game Hour: Throwback Edition at 2 p.m., and Can It at 3 p.m.

Free popcorn and lemonade will be offered while supplies last, said Shephard. All activities take place at the visitor center at the park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster.

Parking is $4 per vehicle.



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