Great Outdoors Month

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    Great Outdoors Month

    Virginia is a stunner, with outdoor beauty as far as the eye can see. From the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, breathtaking views are a major draw. Come experience it for yourself.

     

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    Virginia Beach Boardwalk  

    Virginia Beach Boardwalk

    The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is an attraction unto itself. Stretching three miles, the Boardwalk includes a parallel bike path and plays host to various festivals. Drive on it during the holidays! More Info 
    Image: The cast bronze King Neptune statue was created by Virginia-based sculptor, Paul DiPasquale. 
    Beaches  

    Beaches

    Virginia is a beach destination with beaches big and small. Converge on the Virginia Beach resort area or head to the Eastern Shore for natural serenity. Bay, lake and river beaches are just as relaxing. More Info  
    Image: Assateague National Seashore 
    Chincoteague Ponies  

    Chincoteague Ponies

    An annual July event, the Chincoteague Pony Swim and Auction draws spectators and buyers from across the country to witness the wild ponies swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island for a parade and auction. Heard of Misty of Chincoteague? More Info 
    Kayaking  

    Eastern Shore Kayaking

    At 100 miles long, the Virginia Seaside Water Trail is a series of day-use paddling routes between Cape Charles and Chincoteague Island, taking in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague National Seashore along the way. More Info 
    Image: SouthEast Expeditions, Cape Charles 
    Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel  

    Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

    Running 17.6 miles over and under the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is hailed as "One of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the World." More Info 
    Oysters  

    Virginia Oysters

    Virginia oysters are experiencing a re-birth with seven oyster regions from the waters of the Eastern Shore, and Rappahannock and Lynnhaven Rivers. Virginia is the largest producer of fresh, farm-raised oysters in the country. More Info 
    Image: Urbanna Oyster Festival 
    Theme Parks  

    Theme Parks

    Virginia boasts two renowned theme parks - Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion. Both are magnets for family fun and together offer more than 110 attractions and rides. More Info 
    Image: Intimidator 305 at King Dominion, Doswell 
    Fishing  

    Fishing

    Cast away your cares - and your line - in Virginia. Whether you enjoy streams, rivers, lakes, tidal or deep sea fishing, there are guides and charters ready to lead you every step of the way. Don't need a guide? Great! Fish away! More Info 

    Golf  

    Golf

    Some of the country's best classic designs and modern layouts are found in Virginia. Play one of the world's great mountain courses or swing at a few in one of the world's best golfing destinations. More Info
     
    Virginia State Capitol  

    Bicycling

    Easy trails, mountain trails, rails-to-trails and many more options are available when you cycle the Commonwealth. Bicycle Routes 1 and 76 offer 838 miles to get your started. More Info 
    Image: Colonial Parkway 
    Virginia State Capitol  

    Virginia State Capitol

    Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Virginia State Capitol is the first American State Capitol designed after the Revolutionary War and the first public building in the New World to be constructed in the form of a classical Roman temple. More Info 
    Blue Ridge Parkway  

    Blue Ridge Parkway

    Weaving its way along mountain peaks for 469 miles is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some of the most spectacular scenery in the world can be enjoyed from numerous overlooks, and keep an eye peeled for 59 bird species, too. More Info 
    Hiking  

    Hiking

    Virginia rewards anyone who cares to hike and enjoy natural beauty with look-out points from places like Mount Rogers, Old Rag Mountain and Peaks of Otter. Waterfalls are rewards, too. Hike to find those in Shenandoah National Park and a number of other hiding places. More Info 
    Image: Little Stony Man Summit 
    Shenandoah National Park  

    Shenandoah National Park

    Five hundred miles of hiking trails and the 105-mile Skyline Drive are only a tip of the iceberg that is the 200,000-acre Shenandoah National Park. Take your time to appreciate this treasure. More Info 
    Primland Resort  

    Primland Resort

    Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the offerings of mountaintop Primland Resort. ATV tours, golf, flyfishing, horseback riding, and fowl, deer and turkey hunts are just a few of the highlights of this luxury resort. More Info 
    High Bridge Trail State Park  

    High Bridge Trail State Park

    The 106'-high High Bridge of High Bridge Trail State Park re-opened in 2012 to multi-use traffic. Walk, bike or ride horseback across the 2,400'-long one-time railroad bridge that was the centerpiece of the April 6 and 7, 1865 Civil War battle prior to surrender at Appomattox Courhouse. More Info 

     

Last Updated: 5/29/2013 2:38 PM
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