Click on the Adventures you want to try #16-30:
(16) ATV Tour | (17) Tally Ho! | (18) Coastal Kayaking
(19) Whale Watching | (20) Dig Archaeology? | (21) Triathlon
(22) Travel with Dog | (23) Space Adventure | (24) Hang Ten!
(25) Zip Line | (26) Hike/Bike Virginia Trails | (27) Mine for Gems
(28) John Smith Trail | (29) Go Geocaching | (30) Kiteboarding
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Wild ATV Tour
16. Enjoy riding an All Terrain Vehicle along hiking trails, logging roads and jeep trails at Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan. You can either rent an ATV at the resort or bring your own. The guided tours last about three hours!
Dirt bikes are welcome alongside ATV's at Slades Park in Surry. Navigate twelve miles on 300 acres, including a Pee Wee track for beginners and kids!
Spear Head Trail - Mountain View Trail System is Virginia's newest and most exciting trail destination! The Mountain View “Off Highway Vehicle” (OHV) system is a multi-use trail system primarily designed for ATVs and Side by Sides.
The South Pedlar ATV Trails are a looping network of 19 miles is specifically designed for the recreational ATV rider in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
17. Experience horseback riding like it was done in Colonial Virginia. Stonehouse Stables in Williamsburg offers instruction associated with fox hunting, English saddle and jodhpurs! If you've always wanted to jump over timber fences and race over hill and dale, this style's for you!
18. Spend a week creeping over the eel grass beds up the Pocomoke River and Bay waters on a kayak, learning about the coastal flora and fauna from a new perspective. That's just one of the all-inclusive camps with The Chincoteague Bay Field Station on Wallops Island. Students will learn about biology, ecology, and the natural world.
Go on a Whale Watching Expedition
19. The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center leads expeditions during the winter to watch the whales feeding off the coast of Virginia Beach.
The Whale Watching Boat Trips are available from late December to mid-March.
20. Want to go on an archaeology dig? Learn from the experts at an authentic site! The Alexandria Archaeology Museum offers Family Dig Days, where everyone can participate and learn secrets from the experts.
Historic Jamestowne, which celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2007, features an ongoing archaeology dig at the James Fort excavation administered by the APVA and the National Park Service. Volunteers are encouraged to help!
Henricus Historical Park also presents workshops, such as "What Archaeology Reveals about Early Virginia."
Enter a Triathlon
21. Triathlons feature three consecutive events - usually a swim, a run and a bike race - and take place in glorious settings. Even if you participate in only one competition in this lifetime, you can say you're a Triathlete! You can put it on your resumé and impress future generations! (Wow! Grandma was a triathlete!) See more Running Events.
Bring Your Dog Along
22. Traveling with your dog is exciting if you plan ahead! Virginia offers about 500 pet-friendly accommodations. And if your dog is on a leash, he or she is welcome at all the Virginia State Parks, too. Read all about Traveling with Pets!
Some shopping centers, theme parks and outdoor eateries feature special events for pets and their companions, too.
Journey to Outer Space
23. Why not visit a planetarium and see if you'll like outer space before you book your flight on the first passenger shuttle in 2020 ... or until you save about $20 million for the ticket?
Virginia Living Museum's Planetarium in Newport News
Chesapeake Planetarium in Chesapeake offers free programs; reservations required.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools Planetarium is open to the public and offers free programs.
Hang Ten, Dudes!
24. The history of surfing on the East Coast begins in Virginia Beach and is the site of the East Coast Surfing Championships every August!
Learn everything from your stance on the board to diving under waves and surfing whitewater!
Take a Ride on a Zip Line
25. Got an adrenaline junkie on your hands? Give them an experience like no other through Virginia’s many zip line, canopy and ropes course tours. Whether you’re just starting out or a self-proclaimed expert, these adventures feature an exhilarating experience for those who are up to the challenge,
Hike and Bike Virginia's Trails
The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail can be accessed from Damascus and is 34.3 miles long. It began as a Native-American footpath. Daniel Boone even used the Trail while exploring the area. It got its name from the early steam locomotives that struggled up the railroad's steep grades.
Cycling the Commonwealth could never be easier with 838 miles of United States Bicycle Routes 1 and 76 running through it, plus others, such as the 54-mile Virginia Capital Trail, unique bicycle and pedestrian route linking the first settlement in Jamestown, the Colonial Capital in Williamsburg, and Virginia's modern seat of government in Richmond. Download your free Bicycling in Virginia map with all the trails.
Mine for Gems
27. Lucky Lake Gem and Mineral Mine of Virginia in McKenney has a partially covered, accessible flume where you can sit and sift through your dirt. Treasures will unfold before your eyes as the water washes them clean! The Morefield Gem Mine in Amelia offers something for both the amateur or advanced rock hunter alike. Find amazonite, topaz and garnets.
Captain John Smith Trail
28. This land and water trail follows the James River from Jamestown Island to the falls in Richmond, which stopped John Smith and Christopher Newport from traveling farther upriver.
Be adventurous and follow the Water Trail, which highlights the James River Park System-Pony Pasture and goes through Richmond's historic canals, riverfront and Citie of Henricus, where Pocahontas wed John Rolfe. It goes through a wildlife refuges, plantations, Indian lands and forts.
29. Geocaching employs the use of a GPS to find the cache or treasure. The rule is usually "take some stuff and leave some stuff" according to the history of the adventure, which first began in May 2000, soon after the accuracy of GPS technology greatly improved.
To get started, visit the Geocaching in Virginia site. There, you will select the city you want to explore and the type of terrain you want to walk. You'll need to purchase a logbook to record what caches you've visited, your personalized rubber stamp to stamp the cache's logbook, a pencil to make comments and an item to leave in the cache, replacing the item you take.
30. Learn the exciting sport of kiteboarding - the fastest growing sport on the water - at the SouthEast Expeditions Kiteboarding School at Virginia's Eastern Shore in Cape Charles.
This is the ideal spot to learn, with flat, shallow water and consistent side shore breezes.
Kiteboarder magazine calls this place "the best-kept secret on the East Coast!"
Last Updated: 12/28/2017