We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Mid-Lothian Mines Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 13301 N. Woolridge Rd., Midlothian, VA 23114
Phone Number: +1 804-323-1700
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 58 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great park to walk your dog

This is a nice park in the heart of Midlothian. It has a paved trail around a lake and several other trails leading to the ruins of the old coal mine. Good place for a walk or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
dsjhoward
,
Midlothian, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 58: English reviews
Moseley
Level Contributor
119 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leaves were falling, lotta families and small kids out and about, plenty of parking, nice paved trails, a BEAUtiful day in a BEAUtiful park.

Helpful?
Thank MoseleyPaddler
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We take our dogs here quite often! Very serene and loaded with historical markings. Come early in the morning for the best experience!

Helpful?
Thank 787sully
Midlothian, Virginia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a nice park in the heart of Midlothian. It has a paved trail around a lake and several other trails leading to the ruins of the old coal mine. Good place for a walk or to walk your dog. Not a great place to run. It also has a bandstand with occasional free concerts. It seems safe with... More 

Helpful?
Thank dsjhoward
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy walking around the park especially in Spring and Fall when the weather is cooler. It's interesting to read the history. I also like seeing the baby geese and ducks in the Spring on the lake.

Helpful?
Thank Donna S
Midlothian, Virginia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The mine park is suffering from neglect. The county (to whom I believe the park was deeded) doesn't have the money or the will to finish what was started. Chainlink fence still stands where construction was started some time ago and never finished. Good walking trail but little to see. Don't waste your time.

Helpful?
Thank RMH1946405
Virginia
Level Contributor
292 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is the location of the old Mid-Lothian Mines, which operated in Virginia in the 1700's and until the mid-1800's. It was the largest coal operation in the U.S. at that time and a railroad hauled the coal to the docks in Richmond. It is now a beautiful park with walking paths, a small amphitheater, and a beautiful lake. Plenty... More 

Helpful?
Thank Don M
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a terrific stop for some history and a stroll! There are some remaining original buildings for the mining period, signage to describe the location and a excellent path for a little exercise. We consider this a very safe area to walk on the paths and the people we have met along the way friendly during our visits. There... More 

Helpful?
Thank mjrgnsn
Midlothian, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a lovely park on two sides of a busy road with tunnel access to each side. One side is open with a lake surrounded by paved paths and a small ampitheater. the other side is graded woodland pathways touring historic Midlothian Coal Mine sites. Historical notes are posted on the pathway as you go. Tours are available on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Criss F
Midlothian, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This place has an amazing trail around a beautiful lake with several serene bridges and overlooks. There are 7 pokestops and a gym for the serious GO hunter, not to mention a lot of water type pokemon.

Helpful?
Thank LauraEvans2014
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

One of the best outdoor area in Midlothian. Great for an evening walk. Not so crowded, not that noisy. My family really like here.

Helpful?
Thank B G

Travellers who viewed Mid-Lothian Mines Park also viewed

 

Been to Mid-Lothian Mines Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mid-Lothian Mines Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Mid-Lothian Mines Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?