Midlothian, Virginia is a village in Chesterfield County, Virginia, south of the James River. Originally established in 18th century as a coal mining town, Midlothian village is now part of the western suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, in the Greater Richmond Region. Midlothian Mines Park offers educational tours about the history of the pioneer mining and railroad industries in Chesterfield County, and nature trails. Swift Creek Reservoir is a man-made lake created to provide water and electricity today a popular spot for fishing, boating and camping. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.

1.Swift Creek Reservoir

Swift Creek Reservoir
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The Swift Creek Reservoir is a 5.2 billion gallon, 156-acre artificial lake in the heart of Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County. The reservoir is an impoundment of Swift Creek created in order to provide water and electricity for the residents of Chesterfield Country, Virginia. It also provides ample opportunities for fishing and recreation. Very narrow for its size, the reservoir is open for fishing from dawn to dusk, year-round. The park provides canoes, kayaks, rowboats and paddleboats for rent. There is a boat ramp for private boats, but gasoline motors are forbidden. There is a two-per-day and 15-inch minimum size limit on largemouth bass. Pocohontas State Park offers camping, cabins, a swimming pool, hiking trails, meeting facilities, restrooms with hot showers, grills, picnic tables and lantern holders.

Midlothian, Virginia

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2.A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy
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Located in the Village At Waterford shopping mall, the Taste of Italy is a charming, colorful, restaurant and pizzeria owned and operated by the Parlanti family since 1999. The guests can enjoy a cozy dining room or a lovely outdoor terrace. Chef/owner Rosario Parlanti offers a modern take on the traditional Sicilian cuisine, with a large menu that has something for everyone. At A Taste of Italy, everything is prepared fresh daily, from the bread baked in the stone hearth to the hand-made fresh mozzarella that Rosario learned to make from his father, to the basil and rosemary grown in the back garden.

3929, 13547 Waterford Pl, Midlothian, VA 23112, Phone: 804-763-1600

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3.Penn Station East Coast Sub

Penn Station East Coast Sub
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Penn Station is a chain of restaurants open in 1985 known for their "East Coast subs,” hand-cut French fries and freshly-squeezed lemonade. Penn Station now has more than 300 locations in 15 states. Their most popular grilled sub sandwich is cheese steak but they also offer cold subs and salads. Their Midlothian, Virginia location is a small, narrow counter-serve spot located in Chesterfield Crossing shopping mal. All sandwiches are made fresh in front of the customer with freshly baked bread, USDA Choice Steak and the best quality meats, cheeses and vegetables. The potatoes are freshly cut and fried in peanut oil every day. The lemonade is made from scratch every day.

12292 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112, Phone: 804-744-0039

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4.Padow's Hams and Deli

Padow's Hams and Deli
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Padow's Hams & Deli is a chain of restaurants in Virginia selling fresh sandwiches and great selection of deli meats. Their Midlothian location is bright, spacious eatery on the Colony Crossing Plaza with a pleasant outdoor space, perfect for a quiet lunch break on a worm day. They offer sandwiches, subs, wraps, soups and salads, with more than 75 menu selections. What is even better, if you cannot leave your office or home, they deliver. They also offer Box Lunches, Deli Platters and Dessert Trays. Padow's is known for a large selection of Virginia Hams, Peanuts, Bacon, Gift Baskets and Assortment Boxes, which they ship anywhere in the USA.

2431 Colony Crossing Pl, Midlothian, VA 23112, Phone: 804-639-8101

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5.Sweet Creations Bakery

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Sweet Creations Bakery is a custom catering bakery with a spacious, modern store located in the South Shore Shopping Center, Midlothian, Virginia. All their products are made fresh from scratch with the highest quality ingredients. The bakery offers a large selection of baked goods and sweets including elaborate custom wedding cakes, birthday cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, breakfast pastries, dessert pastries, pies, bagels, sweet rolls and artisan and traditional breads. Behind all the sweet creations is an award-winning pastry chef Sana Aziz, who, before opening her own shop, spent the last 8 years at Virginia Commonwealth University as Executive Pastry Chef.

South Shore Shopping Center, 12012 Southshore Pointe Dr, Midlothian, VA 23112, Phone: 804-639-7933

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