New to kayaking RVA

So, I just moved to Richmond VA and I’m very new to kayaking. I got a kayak as a gift for my birthday last year and was only able to take it out once before winter and do not want to invest in winter gear in case i don’t really enjoy it. I was wondering if anyone new of a good place to take some classes. Thank you in advance

shops near Richmond…
I Google’d these shops up …prolly as good a spot as any to to get info from, for a start …

…a few minutes in Google would prolly locate more kayak shops near you, that give instructions.

I take my classes down there. Contact Black Dog Paddle. Excellent group.

Awesome thanks for the recommendation

Next time
I go down there for a paddle I will try to remember to let you know.

here’s a group that’s a bit ww oriented
coastal canoeists

Virginia Paddling Meetup

A good group. I used to paddle with them, but I now live in Northern VA and started my own group there. I padded the entire James from Richmond to the Chesapeake Bay. There are also members of Chesapeake Paddlers Associate in the Richmond Area.

GMCO Maps of James River
GMCO has great waterproof maps of the James and Chicahominy Rivers

Contact me if you need info on specific places to launch