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Bazil Newman Riverfront Park

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Formerly known as Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park, this 100 acre Loudoun County park has access to the Potomac River and Goose Creek. It is a carry-in site for non-motorized boats. Part of the Loudoun County section of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

In early 2022, the park was renamed to honor Bzzil Newman, a Black entrepreneur who operated a ferry on the site in the 19th century.

Riverpoint Drive Trailhead, formerly known as Kephart Bridge Landing, is the canoe and kayak launch facility located within the park at 43942 Riverpoint Drive. The landing is accessed from Riverpoint Drive. From the park, take Squirrel Ridge Drive back to Riverpoint Drive. Turn right. Continue on Riverpoint Drive and cross over Upper Belmont Place. The entrance to the landing will be on the left. From the Belmont Ridge Road entrance, cross over Riverside Parkway, turn left onto Riverpoint Drive.

The Elizabeth Mills area includes the ruins of the canal system called the Goose Creek and Little River Navigation, a canal that carried boats around the rapids on Goose Creek and allowed connection to the Potomac and other canals. For more details on Bazil Newman and the history of the riverfront park, select this link.

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Loudoun County Government
43942 Riverpoint Drive
Leesburg VA 20176