Powhatan is a historical county and city in the heart of Virginia. Both the city of Powhatan and Powhatan County have several cultural landmarks from both colonization and the Civil War. European explorers arrived in the area in the 1600s, and it is in this area where Chief Powhatan engaged in many well-documented negotiations with the Europeans. French Huguenots eventually settled along the James River and began developing the town, and many of their descendants still live in the area.
There are many communities now thriving throughout Powhatan. The town has many parks and trail systems that wind through the historical monuments. The communities have a variety of single-family homes, apartments, and condominiums to meet the needs of a variety of families.
Today, five sites are found throughout the county of Powhatan that are part of the Civil War Trails system. These outdoor sites welcome dog walkers and are popular among history buffs and nature enthusiasts alike.
If you're looking for a dog-friendly place to grab a quick bite, Sweet Shop Donuts offers a little bit of everything. You can enjoy their breakfast, lunch, and dinner options with your pup at one of their three outdoor tables, seven days a week.
Aston is a charming community in the countryside of Powhatan. This neighborhood has easy access to the main roads and has a lot of history to speak of. The land around the neighborhood was settled as far back as the 1750s. There is a centuries-old oak tree thriving at the entrance of this neighborhood and it is definitely worth stopping to check out during your afternoon or morning walks with your pup. Walkers Creek is a charming local spot where you will find plenty of other pups sniffing around and enjoying the fresh air. Just bring some waste bags for your walk!
Branchaway Forest is a unique community that is somewhat of a hidden gem in the hardwood forests of Powhatan. This community was planned to have easy access to major roadways so that residents can easily get into the busier parts of town. The homes have plenty of room to roam and grow your family. Branch Creek and John L. Lewis Lake are both wonderful places for you to bring your pup after a long day at work just a few minutes away from your Branchaway home for a relaxing breath of fresh air. There are often lots of other pups walking the same path, so make sure you are ready to make friends!
Fighting Creek is a pupperific community surrounding Lake Randolph, which is a major highlight for residents who want a peaceful place to exercise their pups. You can even go fishing at this lake when it is stocked! There are picnic areas in the surrounding green space for a family friendly afternoon. You can enjoy Fighting Creek Park just down the road, with plenty of outdoor fun for your whole family on a nice day. The real estate market is moderately priced for the area and offers all manner of single family homes that are pawfect for your growing fur family!
Mattox Crossing is a community in Powhatan that offers both single-family homes and condominiums to meet every family's needs. Residents have plenty of options to meet their budget while still enjoying all that this neighborhood has to offer. Most of the homes are less than twenty years old. The neighborhood has its own trails that run through the wooded areas and common green spaces. The Amelia Wildlife Management Area is just a few minutes away from this community. It is 2,217 acres of outdoor fun complete with swamps and forest trails. There is even a lake that joins with the nearby Appomattox River.
The jewel of outdoor adventure in Powhatan is the Powhatan State Park, right along the historic James River. There is plenty of open green space and wildlife to explore throughout this park. You can camp or canoe in this park, and dogs are welcome to join their humans as long as they stay on-leash and mind their manners. There are 12 miles of multi-use trails that wind through the wildlife habitats, campgrounds, picnic areas, and the playground. While swimming isn't permitted, boating (canoes and kayaks) and fishing are popular pastimes for visitors. There are even nine miles of horse trails!