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Holiday Seasonal Walk

Dates: November 1 – December 31, 2019

Start Point: Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline St. Phone: 540.373.1776

Visitor Center open daily 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, and 11am – 5pm Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Directions: I-95 exit 130, Rt 3 east. Left on William St. following signs for Historic Downtown. Right on Princess Anne St. Left on Charlotte St. one block to Visitor Center on left at Caroline St. Free parking on Sophia, one block further toward river or pay parking in garage on Wolfe St between Sophia and Caroline. GPS: 38.300973, _77.457907 

Description of walk: 5K or 10K walk along city streets decorated for the holidays. Rated 1A, wheel chairs and strollers fine. Dogs on leash allowed.

30th Anniversary Walk

When: Sunday, November 3, 2019

Times: Start any time between 9am and 1pm.  Finish by 4 p.m.

Location: First Day Chancellorsville,  6159 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Directions: From I-95 take Exit 130B toward Culpeper. Go five miles on Plank Rd (Rt 3) and start point will be on right.

Description: Take a walk through history on the grounds where battle raged.  Gravel and grass path take you over much of the battlefield of May 1, 1863.  Exhibits provide information and orientation along the trail.

Cost: FREE to walk the trails. If desired, AVA/IVV credit is $3.  Donations are welcome! Event may be cancelled in severe weather.

Trails: 5K , 8K, and 10K trails are available with a rating of 2B.  Not accessible to wheel chairs, difficult for strollers. Pets allowed on a leash.

Rappahannock Rambles

Start Point for Walk: Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline St. Fredericksburg, VA Phone: 540.373.1776

Directions: I‐95 exit 130, Rt 3 East. Left on William St. following signs for Historic  Downtown. Right on Princess Anne. Left on Charlotte St 1 block to Visitor Center on  left at Caroline St. Free parking on Sophia, one block further toward river or pay  parking in garage on Wolfe St between Sophia and Caroline.  GPS: 38.300973, ‐77.457907  Visitor Center open daily 9 am – 5 pm Monday-Saturday, and 11 am – 5 pm Sunday.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Description of walk: 6k or 10k

The City of Fredericksburg recently completed a new paved trail along the banks of  the Rappahannock. The route will use this trail to go to the site of the Embrey Dam  and also along a canal path by the Snowden wetlands.   Carry water.   Rated 1A (very small hills, mostly on pavement; suitable for strollers and  wheelchairs

Fredericksburg Historic

Start Point for Walk: Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, 22401 Phone: 540.373.1776

Directions: I‐95 exit 130, Rt 3 East. Left on William St. following signs for Historic  Downtown. Right on Princess Anne. Left on Charlotte St 1 block to Visitor Center on  left at Caroline St. Free parking on Sophia, one block further toward river or pay  parking in garage on Wolfe St between Sophia and Caroline.  GPS: 38.300973, ‐77.457907  Visitor Center open daily 9 am – 5 pm Monday‐Saturday, and 11 am – 5 pm Sunday.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Description of walk: 5k or 10k

Walk through Fredericksburg, one of the most historic towns in America. Visit the  battlefield, along the Rappahannock River and University of Mary Washington  campus.    Rated 1A (very small hills, mostly on pavement; suitable for strollers and  wheelchairs

Historic Streetscapes

Start Point for walk: Culpeper Visitor Center 111 Commerce St,Culpeper, VA, 22701 Phone: 540.727.0611

 Directions: From Fredericksburg I-95 exit 130, Rt. 3 west 35 miles to  Culpeper. At 2nd traffic signal in Culpeper, right on Main St. then right on
Davis to visitor center. From D.C.: I66 West to exit 43A, Rt. 29 South. Follow
Rt. 29 for 45 miles thru Warrenton to first Culpeper exit – business 29. Follow business 29 for 3 miles into Town of Culpeper – Main St. Left at 3rd light on
Davis to visitor center at end.  Open daily, weekdays 8:30-5, weekends 9-5 Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and  New Year’s Day.  GPS: 38.472297, ‐77.99360

Description of walk: 5k or 10k

The uniqueness of this walk results from the emphasis Culpeper places on  preserving historic buildings and landmarks from each era of its history. The route  includes National Cemetery and Yowell Meadow Park.  Many restaurants near  start/finish make this an excellent choice for walk, then lunch. There is an “A”  award for this event, which is a 3.75”x5” patch. Rated 2A (medium hills, mostly on  pavement; probably suitable for strollers but not for wheelchairs)

Center of the Universe

Start Point for Walk: Ashland Visitor Center located in the train station, 112 N. Railroad Ave, at the intersection of England St. and Railroad Ave.  Open daily 9-5. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Ph: 800-897-1471

Directions: Ashland is about 12 miles north of Richmond.  I-95 exit 92 to Rt 64 (England St.)  West into downtown Ashland. GPS: 37.759468,-77.481208

Description of walk: 5k or 10k

Route visits historic Ashland with its serene landscapes, historic architecture and trains that rumble through downtown following the main street.  Beautiful campus of Randolph-Macon College is on the route.  There is an “A” award for this event which is a 3″x5″ patch depicting a steam locomotive pulling out of the Ashland Train Station. Rated 1A (very small hills, mostly on pavement; suitable for wheelchairs and strollers).

 

Brick Sidewalks

Start Point for Walk:  Warrenton Visitor Center 33 North Calhoun St.  Ph.: 540‐341‐0988  Directions: Warrenton is 12 miles west of Manassas. From the north or south take  US Highways 15, 17, or 29 towards Warrenton. Follow eastern bypass 17/29 to East  Lee St. exit (Co. 643). Go West. Right on Falmouth St.  Right on North Calhoun to  Visitor Center. Open 9‐5 Daily  GPS: 38.712128, ‐77.79066

Description of walk: 6K or 10K  Walk along brick sidewalks in this well preserved town reflecting the historical role  as an agricultural crossroads. Route passes the post‐Civil War home of Col. Mosby,  The Gray Ghost. 10K also goes along greenway rail trail.  There is an “A” award for  this event which is a patch depicting Col. Mosby, the Gray Ghost.  The patch  measures 3”x2.5”. Rated 1A (a few hills, mostly sidewalks; suitable for wheelchairs  and strollers)