If you like action, then check out all the outdoor activities and sports you can enjoy when looking for things to do in Northern Virginia near Washington, DC. Fairfax County. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous date night idea or a way to get the family outdoors, you’ll find great options in Fairfax County! After you've worked up an appetite, check out the many outdoor seating options that local restaurants offer. Many of the outdoor activities listed below can be enjoyed year-round. Check out our Hiking Trails page, Parks page and Local Attractions page for more fun ideas. Scan our listings below and we're sure you'll find fun activities for you and your entire family.
Hiking: Cross County Trail, Burke Lake Park's trail system and more
Camping: Bull Run Regional Park, Lake Fairfax Park and more
Biking: Fountainhead Regional Park is one of the most popular
Horseback Riding: Washington & Old Dominion Trail is a must
Boating, Fishing & Lakes: Bull Run Marina and more
Canoe, Kayak, and Paddleboard Rentals: Mason Neck State Park and Fountainhead Regional Park are local favorites