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Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers


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Take one drive through the state and it is plain to see: Virginia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. To truly experience this natural beauty, you have to get out of the car and explore. If you’re chasing new adventures in the great outdoors, Virginia is the perfect place to get your heart racing. With such variety and beauty abound, it’s hard not to create a new historic outdoor moment on each trip. This is why Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers.

  • Virginia’s outdoor recreation options range widely from beaches to mountains and everything in between. Learn to surf on the coast and ski in the mountains. For the ambitious, you could even do these in the same trip.
  • Virginia’s moderate climate with all four seasons lends to many outdoor activities and the time to enjoy them.
  • Virginia offers soft adventure for families to high adventure for adrenaline junkies. From the leisurely bike rides on the Creeper Trail to the complex mountain biking trails found throughout the state, you can find an adventure that’s just your speed.
  • Many of Virginia's old railroad grades have been converted into multi-use recreation trails. These gentle, mostly flat trails range from a few miles to more and wind through some of the most beautiful scenery in Virginia.
  • Virginia is a hiker's paradise – from walks through coastal marshes, epic backpacking trips along the famed Appalachian Trail, and even geocaching adventures,Virginia has a footpath for all abilities, offering stunning views, flowing cascades, rhododendron and large hemlock trees.

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  • Journey through Virginia’s magnificent Shenandoah Valley by horseback, kayak, and on foot during this 3 day getaway in the foothills of Shenandoah National Park and George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
  • A 70-mile peninsula bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia’s Eastern Shore is the perfect outdoor destination for water sports enthusiasts. Discover rare wildlife, epic views, and plenty of memorable experiences when you plan an adventure on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
  • Located about three hours west of Richmond in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia’s Blue Ridge communities are becoming well-known for their outdoor adventures.
  • Richmond, known as the River City, is home to the James River and is one of the only cities in the United States with Class III and IV rapids in an urban setting. Adventure-seekers come from all over to experience adrenaline-filled days both on and off the river.
  • Experience the wild barrier islands, Chesapeake Bay, and Chincoteague ponies and lighthouse by kayak, while staying in an historic lodging in the 1680 Colonial port of Onancock.
  • Hike, Bike or Paddle your way through Prince William County, VA at one of the many National, State and Regional parks and forests found here. Stretching from the banks of the Potomac River to the foothills of Bull Run Mountain, visitors can re-connect with nature.
  • Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southern Virginia, Martinsville - Henry County has plenty of adventures awaiting to guarantee that you have fun in record time in the great outdoors. Experience paddling, fishing, hiking, camping, and many other activities
  • Enjoy a two night getaway in Coastal Virginia! With over 22 miles of wave- and wind-free water, locals and visitors consider Chesapeake Waterways one of the best kayaking spots in the country.
  • Virginia is for adventurers, and if you’re looking for a true mountain adventure, look no further than this 3 day getaway in the majestic mountains of the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Spend a wonderful outdoor weekend at Pocahontas State Park, where Swift Creek is the nucleus and you are sitting in a wildlife management area!
  • With mountains to the east and the Shenandoah Valley to the west, Waynesboro’s prime location offers adventurers an almost limitless combination of excursions to enjoy by foot, bike, or kayak.
  • Fredericksburg is a gateway to adventure, welcoming all experience levels and all ages. Fredericksburg sits on the fall line of the longest free flowing river in the eastern United States, the Rappahannock River.
  • Explore central Virginia’s breathtaking scenery by horseback, kayak and even from the sky with The Market at Grelen’s Outdoor Adventure itineraries.
  • Explore the coast of two Chesapeake Bay towns (Gloucester and Mathews Counties) on the Middle Peninsula by kayak, charter and stand-up paddle board (SUP)!
  • Located in the Blue Ridge mountains of Southwest Virginia, the town of Abingdon is known for its artsy vibe, historic charm and its proximity to some of the most spectacular outdoor recreation in the state.

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