If you’re looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, look no further! Culpeper has some amazing outdoor spots and activities for you to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to go for a hike, bike ride, or just take in the scenery, there’s something for everyone. Here are five of our favorites!
-Shenandoah National Park: Virginia’s very own national park is just down the road! Shenandoah is perfect for a day (or more) of hiking, camping, and exploring. Visit the Byrd Visitor Center to learn about the history of the park, enjoy ranger programs, eat at one of the many restaurants, and enjoy over 500 miles of trails!
-Cedar Mountain Battlefield: Just outside of Culpeper is a little know park called the Cedar Mountain Battlefield. This scenic, dog-friendly park is perfect for afternoon walks and picnics. The battlefield is also a great place to learn about the Civil War with interpretative signage and historical monuments.
-Horseback Riding: There are several stables in Culpeper that offer horseback riding lessons and trail rides. This is a great activity for all ages and a great way to explore the beautiful Virginia countryside!
-Old Rag Mountain: Old Rag is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Virginia. The hike is challenging but the views from the top are definitely worth it!
-Culpeper Historic District: A visit to Historic Downtown Culpeper is a great way to spend an afternoon or weekend. Park nearby and enjoy local shops, restaurants, breweries, and much more! Visit the Museum of Culpeper History, the Burgandine House, Yowell Meadow Park, or one of the many other historic landmarks around downtown.
Spring is the perfect time to get outside and explore all that Culpeper has to offer! These are just a few of the outdoor activities available in our community. For more ideas, be sure to check out the Visit Culpeper website, or visit our Living in Culpeper page for more information on the local area!