District Spotlight: Bermuda

Nestled between the James and Appomattox rivers, the Bermuda District fosters curiosity and exploration for local families and visitors with its more than 2,200 acres of parks, trails, historic areas and more.

Key Attractions

A quiet scene at Dutch Gap Conservation Area | Credit: Chesterfield County

Dutch Gap Conservation Area

Located on the James River, the Dutch Gap Conservation Area serves an important role in preserving the local flora and fauna while also providing a peaceful escape in nature for area residents and visitors.

Dutch Gap may be explored through walking, bicycling, or paddle craft and other small boats. Countless birds, fish and other wildlife call Dutch Gap home and provide ample viewing opportunities for those wanting to connect with nature.

Church at Henricus Historical Park | Credit: Henricus Historical Park

Henricus Historical Park

Henricus Historical Park is home to Sir Thomas Dale’s Henricus settlement, the second successful English settlement in the new world. Visitors of all ages can experience life in the 1600s through the living history museum that is Henricus Historical Park. Reenactments provide unique opportunities for visitors to become local townspeople, attend town meetings and interact with tradesmen – they may even catch a historical battle.

Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children 5-12, and free for those under 5.

A drone ready for take-off at the Chesterfield Drone Park. | Credit: Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County Drone Park

A more recent addition to the Bermuda District, the Chesterfield County Drone Park provides aspiring pilots acres to safely fly their drones. Chesterfield is among a select few Virginia localities that have FAA-approved airspace for drones. Visitors are welcome from dawn to dusk on weekends, and 5 until 7 p.m. on weekdays. 

The playground at R. Garland Park at Point of Rocks. | Photo Credit: Bonnie Robertson

R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks

Point of Rocks has historical significance, as the land was the southern end of the Union position during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Remnants of Union earthworks can be seen along the park road and trails. View the history tour video. Today, Point of Rocks serves its local community as a diverse nature area. Families can enjoy picnic shelters and playgrounds at R. Garland Dodd Park. Visitors can explore the area through 2.7 miles of walking trails, and numerous athletic fields create opportunities to stay active.  

Photo Credit: The Perkinson Center

Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education

If outdoor activities are not your forte, enjoy an evening at the Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education. The Perkinson Center serves as a touchstone for accessible, high-quality arts within the community. On any given night, visitors can enjoy live music, a beautifully curated art gallery, comedy shows, ballet and theater performances.

Learn more about Bermuda by reading this blog post by Bermuda District Supervisor Jim Ingle.