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Williams Wharf Landing is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. No trespassing after sundown without permission or unless you are attending an event. During the day, we invite you to visit the Wharf with kayaks, canoes, small sailboats, rowing shells and other motorless watercraft to launch from the floating dock and enjoy the beautiful East River.

Because of restrictions imposed with one of the major grants used to restore the Wharf, we do not allow motor-powered boats to use the Wharf without permission and/or prior arrangements.

We also offer a covered Pavilion for outdoor but sheltered picnics, and a fishing pier (bring your license!). Due to insurance requirements, groups of 16 or more must call 804-725-9685 to reserve facilities for your event. 

2021 Calendar of Events at Williams Wharf Landing

  • Open Daily – Sunrise to Sunset – The Mathews Land Conservancy would like to invite individuals with engineless watercraft such as kayaks, canoes, small sailboats, and rowing shells, to launch from Williams Wharf Landing and enjoy the beautiful East River! We also offer picnicking in a waterfront open-air pavilion and dock fishing (in permitted areas only) – be sure to bring your license. *Due to insurance, groups of 16 or more must call Lynda Smith Greve at 804-725-9685 to reserve the Wharf for your event.
 
  • January through April – Saturdays & Sundays 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Yoga with Susie Dunaway – Activity Building
 
  • January through March – MRA Crew Winter Training – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. www.mobjackrowing.org
  
  • April 4 – 10:00 a.m. – Easter Worship Service – Hosted by Relevant Church – Riverfront Pavilion www.relchurch.com
  
  • April 25 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship at the Wharf – Hosted by Relevant Church – Riverfront Pavilion www.relchurch.com
  • May – Most Saturdays & Sundays 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Yoga with Susie Dunaway – Pavilion/Grounds
 
  • May – Saturdays & Sundays 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Yoga with Susie Dunaway – Activity Building OR Pavilion/Grounds
  
  • May 15 - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. – Tour de Chesapeake Rest Stop – Bayside Landing - visit www.tourdechesapeake.org for more information or to register
 
  • May 15 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Tour de Chesapeake Luncheon/Rest Stop – Williams Wharf – visit www.tourdechesapeake.org for more information or to register
 
  • May 15 – 5-9 p.m. – Party at the Wharf – Hosted by Tour de Chesapeake – Riverfront Pavilion www.tourdechesapeake.org
 
  • May 22 – 3-8 p.m. – Spring Steam – Hosted by the Seafood Shack - $40 AYCE seafood, BBQ, sides; Cash bar; Live Music www.theseafoodshackmathews.com
 
  • May 23 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship at the Wharf – Hosted by Relevant Church – Riverfront Pavilion www.relchurch.com
 
  • May 29 – 11 a.m.-6 p.m. - Private Family Gathering – Activity Building, Pavilion & Grounds
 
  • June through September – Most Saturdays & Sundays 7-9 a.m.; Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Yoga with Susie Dunaway – Pavilion/Grounds
 
  • June through September – Weeknights, 5-7 p.m. – Open Water Swim – Hosted by Mathews Outdoor Club www.mocva.net **Swimming is NOT allowed at Williams Wharf except through Special Programs; No lifeguard on site.
 
  • June 2 – 1-6 p.m. – End-of-Year Faculty Party – Hosted by Mathews Elementary School – Pavilion & Grounds
 
  • June 5 – 7 a.m.-Noon – Mathews Micro Tri Series #1 – Hosted by Mathews Outdoor Club www.mocva.net
 
  • June 7-August 6 (Monday-Friday) – 7-10 a.m. – Summer Rowing (Competitive) – Hosted by Mobjack Rowing Association www.mobjackrowing.org
 
  • June 17 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Private Picnic/Meeting – Hosted by PATH (People Aging in Their Homes) – Pavilion
 
  • June 21-25 – 5-7 p.m. – Rowing Camp – Hosted by Mobjack Rowing Association - Store &Grounds www.mobjackrowing.org
 
  • June 26 – Time TBD – Private Memorial Service – Pavilion & Grounds
 
  • June 27 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship at the Wharf – Hosted by Relevant Church – Riverfront Pavilion www.relchurch.com
 
  • June 27 – 2-4:00 p.m. – Private Birthday Party – Pavilion & Grounds
 
  • June 28-August 18 (Mondays, Wednesdays) – 5-7 p.m. – Row For Miles – Hosted by Mobjack Rowing Association www.mobjackrowing.org
 
  • June 30 – 5-8 p.m. – Rejoice on the River Concert Series – Hosted by Bethel UMC – Riverfront Pavilion
 
  • July 3 – 10 a.m.-9 p.m. – Private Family Event – Activity Building, Pavilion & Grounds
 
  • July 10 – 7 a.m.-Noon – Mathews Micro Tri Series #2 – Hosted by Mathews Outdoor Club www.mocva.net
  
  • July 17 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Church Training – Hosted by Relevant Church – Activity Building
 
  • July 18 – 5-8 p.m. – Rejoice on the River Concert Series – Hosted by Bethel UMC – Riverfront Pavilion
 
  • July 25 – 10:00 a.m. – Worship at the Wharf – Hosted by Relevant Church – Riverfront Pavilion www.relchurch.com
 
  • July 31 – 7 a.m.-Noon – Mathews Micro Tri Series #3 – Hosted by Mathews Outdoor Club www.mocva.net
 
  • July 31 – Noon-4 p.m. – Sorority Fellowship – Hosted by local Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae – Riverfront Paviliion
 
  • August through September – 6-7 p.m. - Cardio Sculpt Class – Hosted by Mathews Outdoor Club – Riverfront Pavilion
 
  • August 7 – Time TBD – Private Baby Shower – Activity Building
 
  • August 12 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Private Picnic – Hosted by Bay Quilters – Riverfront Pavilion
 
  • August 15 – 5-8 p.m. – Rejoice on the River Concert Series – Hosted by Bethel UMC – Riverfront Pavilion
 
  • August 21 – 7 a.m.-Noon – Mathews Micro Tri Series #4 – Hosted by Mathews Outdoor Club www.mocva.net
 
  • August 21 – 2-10 p.m. – Private Memorial Party – Hosted by the Frost Family – Activity Building/Pavilion and Grounds
 
  • August 23-27 – 5-7 p.m. – Rowing Camp – Hosted by Mobjack Rowing Association - Store & Grounds www.mobjackrowing.org
 
  • September 6 – 7 a.m.-Noon – Put-In Creek Duathlon – Hosted by Mathews Outdoor Club www.mocva.net
 
  • September 10 – 5-9:30 p.m. – Party at the Wharf – Hosted by the Mathews Land Conservancy - $5 at the gate; Cash bar; Food truck; Live Music - Contact Lynda Greve at 804-725-9685 or info@mathewslandconservancy.org for information
 
  • September 11 – 1-11 p.m. – MHS Class Reunion – Hosted by MHS Class of 1986 – Pavilion and Grounds
 
  • September 17 - 3:30-7 PM - Wedding Rehearsal Dinner - Pavilion and Grounds - Private
 
  • September 19 - Noon-4 p.m. – 15th Annual L. Wayne Hudgins Wharf to Wharf Swim – Hosted by the Mathews Land Conservancy - 1 mile open water swim across the East River from Williams Wharf to Hicks Wharf and back – swimmers must have $100 minimum sponsorships to swim – Contact Lynda Greve at 804-725-9685 or info@mathewslandconservancy.org
 
  • September 25 – Time TBA – Mathews Seafood Festival – Hosted by The Seafood Shack – More information coming soon www.theseafoodshackmathews.com
  
  • October 16 – 7 a.m.-Noon – Mathews Micro Tri Series #5 – Hosted by Mathews Outdoor Club www.mocva.net
 
  • November 25 – 8:30-11 a.m. – Turkey Trot – Hosted by MRA – 3.5 mile run/walk/bike from Mathews High School to Williams Wharf – registration fee is a canned good for “Hands Across Mathews” www.mobjackrowing.org
 
  • December – Saturdays/Sundays 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Yoga with Susie Dunaway – Activity Building
 
  • December 24 – 8:30-10 a.m. – Annual Christmas Eve Row – Hosted by MRA and open to all MHS and MRA crew alumnae
 
  • October 30 – 3-7 p.m. – Beer, Brats and Bands Oyster Roast – Hosted by Mathews Rotary Club – Pavilion and Grounds


To participate, help, reserve or for more information, visit www.mathewslandconservancy.org or call the Mathews Land Conservancy at 804-725-9685 or email at info@mathewslandconservancy.org
 

Wharf to Wharf Swim Registration and Waiver Form 2021

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