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A Fun-Filled Weekend of Outdoor Activities and Adventures in Fredericksburg

Set the scene for a weekend of fun outdoor activities in the Fredericksburg, VA. There are a great number of Fredericksburg outdoor adventures for you to dip you feet into.  

To get your bearings, stop by River Rock Outfitter in downtown Fredericksburg. You’ll find plenty of men’s and women’s outdoors gear and apparel from top brands to restock your wardrobe, and you’ll also get knowledgeable guidance on all there is to do here. From climbing to fly-fishing to getting out on the water on a kayak or paddleboard, this place can help you get started.

Afterward, head to Adventure Brewing for a tasting at this local micro-brewery. The employees at Adventure are always ecstatic to offer new ideas for exploring the Fredericksburg region.

For a hearty meal, go for a steak at Fahrenheit 132. You’ve earned it.

Next morning, stop at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market for provisions before you fuel up with a hearty breakfast at Mason-Dixon Café.

Then it’s off to the Virginia Outdoor Center, where you can take a half-day or full-day canoe trip down the Rappahannock River. The banks of this stretch of river have been protected by conservation easement by the city of Fredericksburg, so it’s easy to imagine what early pioneers saw as they traversed this landscape.

While you’re here, you might want to check out the network of off-road trails that lead upriver from the Virginia Outdoor Center. These are great for trail running, mountain biking and getting a view of the river you can’t see from any road. They also connect to Fredericksburg’s popular Rappahannock River Heritage Trail, a 3.1-mile loop that affords some spectacular river views and jumping-off points for exploring more of the city.

For lunch or dinner in a setting a river-lover would approve of, grab a table on the outdoor patio at Brock’s Riverside Grill in downtown Fredericksburg for a good meal with a view. 

We hope you will consider Fredericksburg for a great outdoor adventure!