5 Great Places For Outdoor Activities In Fredericksburg


1. The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail


Princess Anne Street to Fall Hill Avenue
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The Heritage Trail is a brand new 3.1 mile loop connecting two previous trails. This trails goes throughout the heart of DTF, along the river and Old Mill Park, and finally concluding in the Celebrate Virginia portion of Fredericksburg. This trail is perfect for biking or walking, and will be used in the future for possible 5K races.

2. Virginia Outdoor Center

3219 Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Virginia Outdoor Center is the top recreational outfitter in the area. Their services include everything from kayaking, canoeing, tubing, rock climbing, and camping. If you’re looking to explore the beautiful Rappahannock River with a guide or by yourself, look no further than Virginia Outdoor Center!

3. Alum Spring Park

408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Alum spring is a bit of a hidden gem in DTF, this secluded park provides everything from playgrounds for the kids, walking trails for the adults, and even swimming holes for the tweeners. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of this park on a hot day as the trees and swimming holes provide ample opportunity to cool off!

4. John Lee Pratt Memorial Park


120 River Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Pratt Park is located right on the river and has all of the open space you could think of. While this park includes a softball field, tennis and basketball courts, the most popular activity might be the frisbee golf located throughout the wooded trail. A great place to bring your dog and run around or just have a toss with friends!

5. Kenmore Park


Corner of Kenmore Avenue and Mary Ball Street
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Kenmore Park located right down the street from the historic Kenmore plantation is a great place for DTF residents. Including eight newly renovated tennis courts, a jungle gym for the kids, and a basketball court, this is a great place to take the family on a sunny day!

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Brian Yeagle