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Ancarrow’s Landing/Historic Manchester Slave Docks

The Richmond Slave Trail

Ancarrow’s includes the beginning of the Richmond Slave Trail. This self-guided trail covers nearly three miles and travels west along the James River, crossing to the northside of the river. For more information and a map of the trail, visit the Slave Trail Commission webpage.

Shad, Family Biking

Ancarrow’s Landing — the easternmost section of the park system — has recently undergone a major renovation. ExxonMobil, the legal successor to a chemical fertilizer plant that occupied the site for decades, removed a large volume of contaminated soil, expanded and improved the parking lot, including new lighting, and extended and enhanced the trails leading from the lot.

This park section is a prime spot for the running of the shad every spring. Popular with fisherfolk of many nationalities. The trail loop is accessible from the east side of Ancarrow’s landing offers family-friendly riding for beginning mountain bikers.

Activities

Birding Boat Ramp Hike Run Dog Walk Fishing Historic Site Photography Picnic Biking Scenic View

Other South of the River Locations

Location Details

Parking: 200 Branders St., parking for 100 cars and trailers. To get there, take the Maury St. exit off I-95 and turn right, follow the road to the end of Brander St.

Boat ramp: yes

Bathroom: Port-a-Potty

Wheelchair accessible

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

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