Browse Fairfax County's many outdoor activities, from hiking and biking trails to zip lining and quiet park areas. Plus, camping, boating, fishing and more!
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Music meets nature meets technology. Enjoy this socially distanced, one-of-a-kind music-led stroll through Wolf Trap National Park.
See what's happening this spring in Northern Virginia.
See life-sized dinosaurs come to life during this drive-thru family friendly event. Tickets on sale now for this mid-May event!
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
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Enjoy special menus at participating restaurants in the Tysons area during Tysons Restaurant Week: April 12-18, 2021!
Find chocolate treats all throughout Fairfax County.
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Explore some of the many sites and attractions in the Washington, DC region virtually to help you plan your trip.
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding

HORSEBACK RIDING IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Horseback riding on vacation is a bucket-list item for many, so check that box on your next trip to Fairfax County, Virginia! From stables to horse-friendly trails, Fairfax County has many opportunities to get close to these beautiful animals. Take a lesson from one of our local stables, learn the rules of horsemanship, or take a horse out on one of the great rocky paths in the County.

One trail to definitely take a look at is the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD), which spans 45 miles from Arlington, VA all the way through Fairfax County and a bit further west. While the trail sits on the old railroad tracks of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, part of the trail has been structured in gravel, perfect for horseback. This park is known as the "skinniest park in Virginia," so it may be a good start to the many scenic views Northern Virginia has to offer. 

Look through the options below to find a memorable adventure on horseback!

Looking for the ultimate outdoor adventure in Northern Virginia? Then check out our Outdoor Adventure Getaway itinerary that includes outdoor activities and destinations. These getaway ideas are perfect for either someone looking for extreme adventure or if you are someone looking to leisurely enjoy the great outdoors.


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Seasonal Fun

Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
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Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More