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    Top Spots in and near Fredericksburg

    • Nanjemoy, Maryland

      Paddle through the Ghost Fleet of the Potomac at Mallows Bay

      4.5
      The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, as it's now known, is the result of our great nation's call for 1,000 wartime transport vessels to be built in 18 months. The quick deadline led to hasty construction and, when World War I ended before the contract was fulfilled, hundreds of ships sat unused. Attem...
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    • Lorton, Virginia

      Woodmarsh Trail

      4.0
      2.83 mi / 154 ft gain
      Just at the entrance to Mason Neck State Park is the Woodmarsh Trail. The entire loop is about 3 miles. This is a pleasant easy hike that is relatively flat with no rocks to speak of. The trail wanders through a forest and passes by a large swamp along the Potomac River. There is one well built o...
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    • Clifton, Virginia

      Hike the Bull Run Occoquan Trail

      13 mi
      The Bull Run Occoquan Trail is located in Fairfax County, Virginia and is 50 miles outside Washington, DC and runs along the Bull Run waterway for 6.5 miles from Bull Run Marina to Fountainhead Regional Park. The blue blazed trail undulates for a total ascent of 1,510 ft and descent of 1,526 ft, ...
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    • Fairfax Station, Virginia

      Explore Burke Lake in Fairfax

      4.5
      4.7 mi / 0 ft gain
      Burke Lake Park has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy trail running, hiking, fishing, canoeing, Frisbee golf, or just having a picnic with your family, you can do it all at Burke Lake. Those who want to be active or exercise can run, hike or biket the 4.7 mile trail that circles the entir...
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    • Manassas, Virginia

      Trail Run at Bull Run

      5.0
      4 mi
      Great spot for a run! Very accessible for those in the DC region.  A good starting point is the Henry Hill Visitor Center. If you want to avoid any crowds, start early.  From the Henry Hill Visitor Center, you can't really go wrong (as far as direction is concerned) since most trails can be linke...
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    • Manassas, Virginia

      Hike and Explore Bull Run Battlefield

      4.3
      1.2 mi
      Located about 40 minutes from D.C. just off I-66 in Manassas, VA. Henry Hill is the starting point and headquarters that can lead you to multiple trails ranging from 1-5 miles depending on the route you choose here. Ample parking at HQ as well as clean restrooms. Tours are available here. Rolling...
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    • Alexandria, Virginia

      Run or Bike the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

      3 mi
      Start your adventure at the Belle Haven Parking area then head down the Dyke Marsh Trail. To add on additional distance, head south down the Mt. Vernon Trail for more views, well maintained paths, and even some sitting areas. You'll find boardwalks that take you right across the marsh, so keep an...
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    • Falls Church, Virginia

      Bike the W&OD Trail

      45 mi
      The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail stretches through northern Virginia and is a great spot for bike riding, running, or walking. The trail is paved, well maintained, and wide enough for traffic in both directions. There are also a couple breweries along the way that you can make a f...
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    • Washington, District of Columbia

      Photograph Sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial

      4.8
      Located on the far-west portion of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. stands the Lincoln Memorial. At almost 100 feet tall, this majestic structure overlooks the reflecting pool and offers an iconic view of the Washington Monument.  Parking is almost always an issue near the Lincoln Memorial, ...
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    • Arlington, Virginia

      Hike Theodore Roosevelt Island

      4.3
      2 mi
      It seems only fitting that the president who gave us our national parks would have one all to his own.  Located on the edge of Washington D.C., Theodore Roosevelt Island offers a glimpse of what the city may have looked like before the politicians, before the marble buildings, before the traffic-...
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    • Arlington, Virginia

      Bike the Mt. Vernon Trail

      5.0
      14 mi
      Start your ride at the Teddy Roosevelt Island parking area and head southbound towards Mt. Vernon. You'll be riding next to the Potomac the entire time, with great views of the National Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and the Memorial Bridge. The ride is as long as you want to mak...
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    • Arlington, Virginia

      Fish the Potomac River in Arlington

      Parking along 36th Road in Arlington, VA, head down the path on the Gulf Branch Trail. Walk northeast for roughly a quarter mile, where you will intersect with the Potomac River. Find a spot along the sand, cast out, and watch the catfish bite! Chicken liver seems to work well.  Don't forget to h...
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    • Henrico, Virginia

      Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

      5.0
      Lewis Ginter has over 2 miles of pathways to follow through more than a dozen themed gardens including a Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Asian Garden and a conservatory. Admission for adults is currently $13.  Throughout the year there are various events.  In April-June are the "Million Blooms" w...
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    • Washington, District of Columbia

      National Mall in Washington D.C.

      4.7
      4.99 mi / 89 ft gain
      Everyone has so many things on their plates these days that take all their time up. It is hard to get away for adventures or to experience new things. The National Mall in Washington D.C. is within an hour from millions of people on the East Coast. This centralized location makes the National Mal...
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    • McLean, Virginia

      Scott's Run Nature Preserve Loop

      4.2
      2.51 mi / 397 ft gain
      This nature preserve can be hiked year-round and is a sanctuary for rare wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife including deer and fox. There are six main interconnecting trails that run through the preserve; winding their way around matured hardwood forest, sheer bluffs, and rocky cliffs overloo...
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    • Aldie, Virginia

      Relax at Aldie Park

      Small park with nice walking trails, picnic tables, and a waterfall that cascades down from a dam. Its a wonderful place to take the family or just go for a breath of fresh air. Its also right near the downtown area of Aldie, which has a bakery, juice/smoothie shop, and other great shops to stop ...
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    Camping and Lodging in Fredericksburg

    Fredericksburg / Washington DC South KOA Holiday
    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    Fredericksburg / Washington DC South KOA Holiday

    Oak Ridge Campground
    Triangle, Virginia

    Oak Ridge Campground

    Telegraph Picnic Pavilion
    Triangle, Virginia

    Telegraph Picnic Pavilion

    Turkey Run Ridge Group
    Triangle, Virginia

    Turkey Run Ridge Group

    George Washington Birthplace National Monument Picnic Pavilion
    Colonial Beach, Virginia

    George Washington Birthplace National Monument Picnic Pavilion

    Richmond North / Kings Dominion KOA Holiday
    Doswell, Virginia

    Richmond North / Kings Dominion KOA Holiday

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Fredericksburg

    7 Sunrise Photos from Virginia's Historic Leesylvania State Park

    7 Sunrise Photos from Virginia's Historic Leesylvania State Park

    Nick Palastro

    How the Outdoors Won in the Recent Spending Bill

    How the Outdoors Won in the Recent Spending Bill

    Outdoor Alliance