With the Rappahannock river through the downtown district, there are ample opportunities for locals and visitors to get outside and enjoy nature. Rent a kayak, or stand up paddle board from one of our outfitters conveniently located along the river’s edge. Navigate along the river while taking note of historic sites and some of Fredericksburg most beautiful waterfront properties. Look skyward for bald eagles and osprey nesting in overhead trees.
You can also walk, run or bike the 3 mile long Heritage Trail which offers scenic views of the River perfect for fitness or leisure. With a wide variety of fish, and an active shad run every spring, fly fishermen will enjoy the warm wading waters of the Rappahannock River. If you prefer, take a stroll to the city dock and cast your line from a pier or put your boat in at the launch for a day on the river.