Since Fairfax County is in the heart of metropolitan Northern Virginia, not many outsiders would think that we know how to have fun in the great outdoors. Well, think again! Over 30,000 acres of outdoor adventures and Virginia National Parks span across our county lines. If you're into biking, hiking, kayaking or canoeing, fishing, bird-watching, strolling through gardens, or exploring the National Parks, you've picked the right place to help soothe your eco-soul. Explore Fairfax County parks and recreation areas, including Virginia National Parks, Virginia State Parks, and more!
If more adventure is what you are seeking, head over to our section on outdoor activities and sports for more fun details. And be sure to look at our events calendar to find nature and garden events (for both you and your kids!) happening all year round.