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9+ Paved & Unpaved Trails to Bike in Northern Virginia

Bike riding is a heart-pumping way to get to know any destination you visit and Fairfax County's endless trails - both paved and unpaved, steep and flat, kid-friendly and expert-level are ready for your wheels to traverse. Here is a selection of the best trails in each category, no matter if you…

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Walks With a Purpose: 9 Walks with Surprising Payoffs

Did you know that taking frequent walks and hiking can boost your immune system, strengthen your heart, improve your mood, extend your lifespan, and even improve your balance? So it pretty much gives you superpowers. And while of course you can take a walk around your block and see what the…

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Transformed By Spring - Spring Flowers in Virginia

The buds on my pear tree are preparing to burst. Daffodils and hyacinths are pushing up through the ground. And perennial herbs are regenerating in the garden. As winter’s chill retreats, the entire National Capital Area is being transformed by spring. Of course, the famous transformation is when…

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Best Places to Spot Northern Virginia Wildlife This Winter

Compiled by the Fairfax County Park Authority staff. Whether you’re a nature photographer or simply an animal lover, winter is a great time to spot wildlife in county parks. With the leaves down, birds and animals are easier to see, and some migrating species only call Fairfax County home during the…

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Best Sledding Spots in Fairfax County

It's official - winter is finally here in Northern Virginia! Sledding is a classic winter activity that's both festive and fun for the entire family. Dust off your sleds, bundle up, and head to Fairfax County's slopes for a thrill ride and some fresh air! After working up an appetite, be sure to…

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10 Best Fall Hiking Spots in Fairfax County

Fall is the perfect time to get outside people! There's something about the smell of those freshly fallen leaves (you know what I'm talking about) and the crispness of the air that just touches the soul when you get out into nature and start moving around. The American Hiking Society has deemed…

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