Fredericksburg Winter Holiday Event Guide

Here’s a list of some of the upcoming holiday events in the Fredericksburg area, including Santa visits, parades, concerts, arts & crafts fairs–and more. Saturday, Nov. 6: Santa’s Wonderland, Bass Pro ShopNovember 6 – December 24, FREE pictures with Santa, Reservations required Wednesday, Nov. 10: Meet Me in St. Louis, Riverside Dinner TheaterNov. 10 –Continue reading “Fredericksburg Winter Holiday Event Guide”

Braehead Farm

Braehead Farm is the last remaining farm within the Historic City of Fredericksburg, VA. It is on 28-acres that has been in the Snead family since 1937. It hosts a farmer’s market, kid’s birthday parties, fruit & vegetable picking, pumpkins, kids camps, barn rentals and more! Location: 1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401Hours: Open DAILY,  9 am-6 pmContinue reading “Braehead Farm”

Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located on the banks of the Potomac River. Guests can see the historic mansion, stately rooms, and outbuildings preserved to the year 1799, the last year of George Washington’s life.  We love Mount Vernon. It’s been a favorite of ours since we started visitingContinue reading “Mount Vernon”

Rappahannock Heritage River Trail

The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail is a 1.6 mile asphalt stretch that connects the two parts of the Canal Path making a 3.1 mile loop. The trail, which is 10 feet wide, begins near the intersection of Princess Anne and Ford streets at one end of the Rappahannock Canal. It ends where Fall Hill AvenueContinue reading “Rappahannock Heritage River Trail”

Canal Path — Fredericksburg

The Canal Path is a paved pathway that is 1.8 miles long and winds along the canal from Fall Hill Avenue to Princess Anne Street.   The path follows the old towpath along the disused canal. The Canal Path is mostly shaded, making it a great way to escape the heat.  There are benches alongContinue reading “Canal Path — Fredericksburg”

Spotsylvania Farmers Market

Visiting the farmers market is one of our favorite activities. One of the best parts about shopping at the farmers market is that it’s fun!  We love seeing what the different vendors have to offer and just being in a lively environment. We really love going to the Spotsylvania Farmers Market because of its locationContinue reading “Spotsylvania Farmers Market”

Monticello

Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, who began designing Monticello after inheriting land from his father at age 26. Monticello was not just a residence but a working plantation. Monticello is located just outside Charlottesville, VA. It is a beautiful drive just less than an hourContinue reading “Monticello”

Great Falls

Great Falls Virginia is one of the most popular natural destinations in the Washington DC area. At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. Address: 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102 (Approx. 1.5 hrs.Continue reading “Great Falls”

Huntley Meadows

The 1,500-acre park features a visitor center with restrooms and exhibits, a beaver-created wetland with boardwalk, wildlife observation platforms, and an interpretative trail system. The park is home to abundant wildlife and is known for attracting many birds, amphibians, and plants. Some of the best wildlife watching in the area is here. The boardwalk allowsContinue reading “Huntley Meadows”

Ni River Trail

Great simple trail if you, the kids, or the dog need a break from the interstate. Nice easy walk through woods and around a pond. Address: 8110 River Stone Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 (next to the Spotsylvania School Board building and across from Massaponax High School) Hours: Open sunrise to sunset. Parking: Limited Four Trails:Continue reading “Ni River Trail”