Nature & Outdoors - Fairfax County Parks

Nature & Outdoors

Fairfax County's Great Outdoors - Nature and Outdoor Recreation

No great trip or vacation is complete without getting outside and enjoying the environment! In Northern Virginia, over 30,000 acres of outdoor space and adventures span across our county lines. If you're into biking, hiking, kayaking or canoeing, fishing, bird-watching, strolling through beautiful gardens or horseback riding along rocky trails, we certainly have the places to soothe your eco-soul. Explore Fairfax County parks and recreation areas, including Virginia National Parks, Virginia State Parks and more!

 

Parks and Gardens

Gardens and Nature Centers

Gardens and Nature Centers

If you're seeking tranquility, you've found it here among Northern Virginia's exquisite gardens. Read More

Fairfax County Parks

Fairfax County Parks

Enjoy an array of state and regional parks in Fairfax County. Look through our listings to see where you can canoe, birdwatch, go horseback riding, or simply soak it all in. Read More

 

 

Outdoor Recreation

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Journey through Fairfax County at your own pace. Browse our listings to figure out which hiking trails are the perfect fit for you. Read More

Biking Trails

Biking Trails

Biking is a popular way to get around Fairfax, with all of the trails, clubs and rental spots we have. Find out more about biking in the County. Read More

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

From stables to horse-friendly trails, Fairfax County has many opportunities to get close to these beautiful animals. Take a lesson or even Read More

Boating & Fishing

Boating & Fishing

Pack your tackle box and drop us a line. Check out Fairfax County's boating and fishing sites for a serene getaway. Read More

Camping

Camping

Get away from it all and rough it in Fairfax County. Check out these overnight refuges. Read More

Seasonal Park Activities

Seasonal Park Activities

Take a browse through the Fairfax County Park Authority's seasonal magazine to find great ideas, directions, maps and more about the Fairfax parks. Read More

 

Featured Spots

Explore Northern Virginia Wineries

Explore Northern Virginia Wineries

Spend time outdoors on one of the decks of our beautiful, scenic wineries while enjoying a glass of delicious Virginia wine. Read More

Great Falls National Park

Great Falls National Park

Witness the beauty of Great Falls. Whether you're a thrill seeker who wants to conquer level 5 rapids or a nature enthusiast simply anxious to admire the falls, Great Falls will not disappoint. Read More

Mason Neck State Park

Mason Neck State Park

Fairfax County is proud to be home to Mason Neck State Park. Whether your favorite activity is boating or bird watching, visitors can see exquisite wildlife like Bald Eagles and participate in all types of events throughout the year. Read More

Korean Bell Garden

Korean Bell Garden

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is home to a new Korean Bell Garden, the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. This hand-crafted bell features imagery from both Korea and Virginia. Read More