At Ironwood Homes, we are invested in you. We want to provide you with the best, most beautiful home 🏠 we are capable of. And while we love the homes at Ironwood Homes, we also love being outside. With Summer beginning to whine down, folks start thinking about Fall and what lies ahead. Generally speaking, this includes a lot of pumpkin-related items, as well as outdoor hiking. Fall is the perfect time to go for a family hike.

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Fall Is All About Hiking

1. Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

2. Smith Run Trail

3. Ficklen Island

4. Alum Spring Park

5. Virginia Central Railway Trail

Hiking Does the Heart Good

Fall Is All About Hiking

With the heat on its way out, being outdoor is in vogue again. We heartedly encourage all of our Ironwood Families 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 to spend as much time as they can outside. Before you know it, snow will be upon us! We love hiking. We’ve prepared a list of 5 Hikes for Fredericksburg Families to Enjoy. Take a look.

1.Rappahannock River Heritage Trai

This trail is in the heart of Fredericksburg. If you’re driving 🚗 through Fredericksburg, then no doubt you’ve seen this trail as it stretches along the Rappahannock River. It is a 3.1 miles loop on a wide, easy path that anyone can enjoy. With many great views, the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail is a must for all families.

2.Smith Run Trail

Smith Run Trail is not a very well-known trail in the Fredericksburg area. This is great since it has little chance of it being crowded. Owners love ❤️ taking their dogs for a walk there. The trail is only 1.1 miles long in and through a forest-like environment. Smith Run Trail is quiet and beautiful, perfect for a quick family hike. 

3.Ficklen Island

As the name implies, Ficklen Island is a small “island” in the Rappahannock River. It can be accessed by wading through shallow waters. This is an adventure just waiting to happen. It’s a quick hike once you are on the “island,” but the fun does not end there. What better way to end a hike than by fishing 🐟 and swimming? Pack your supplies and head for a great day at Ficklen Island!

4.Alum Spring Park

Nestled in the heart of Fredericksburg, Alum Spring Park is your one-stop shop for hiking 🥾. You will find grills, horseshoe pits, a picnic shelter, playground equipment, restrooms, and a walking path. You can do all of it here! Not to mention a couple of spots along the river that kids will be able to splash around if they want. Alum Spring Park is a great place to get a nice hike and have some awesome family fun afterward.

5.Virginia Central Railway Trail

Another excellent option for an easy hike in Fredericksburg is the Virginia Central Railway Trail. This 2.7-mile hike runs on a wall-maintained asphalt path. Here you can expect an excellent trail for walking, lots of historical signs, and the beauty of nature 🐾. The Virginia Central Railway Trail is a must-add to anyone’s hiking catalog, and we highly recommend it.

Hiking Does the Heart Good

It should be pretty apparent that we love hiking. Being out in nature, discovering new trails, enjoying family adventures, appreciating being quiet and away from all the noise: what more could we ask for? We want to encourage everyone to try and least three new hiking trails this Fall. And there are a lot of hiking trails that range in difficulty throughout our beautiful Virginia. Tell us what your favorite ones are!