The Beaten Path The
online source of what to see in Fredericksburg
Every few months, SimplyFredericksburg
will take you on a journey to places that most
people visiting (and many residing in) Fredericksburg don't get to see.
These are places that are "Off The Beaten Path". There are many great sites
to see in the area that are just not highly advertised or publicized. So
sit back and take a short trip "Off the beaten path".
We will, (in most cases), provide you with
photos and a brief description of each location. As always, we encourage
you and others to see these sites in person. We do not try to replace an
Quiet walk along
the old canal tow path.
‘Off the Beaten Path’ came about from the desire to take a relaxing stroll.
And what a better time of year than Fall to do so? The old canal tow path
is perfect for a leisurely stroll (or quick jog). The two plus mile
path starts at the parking area on Fall Hill Ave. near Normandy Ave.
It runs along the old Rappahannock canal and passes by Mary Washington
Hospital / Snowden Office Park. Continuing along the path, it crosses
under Jefferson Davis Highway and continues on by the Old Fredericksburg
If you wish to venture from
the path there is the Mary Washington Monument or Kenmore Plantation, (both
are near the water plant) within a short walking distance. For kids
there is Kenmore Park.
If you're into plants and
nature there are literally hundreds of different species of plants and
vegetation growing along the path. In the Fall, the leaves are breathtaking.
The Spring and Summer months bring peach blossoms and roses.
Not only was the walk relaxing
but it helped to tire out the kids. Enjoy!!
How to Get There: You
can catch the path area at the parking lot on Fall Hill Ave., Kenmore Park
area or near where the path crosses under Jefferson Davis Highway.
Pets are allowed but must
be on a leash. Also keep in mind that the path passes near several
quiet communities so respect others.
We are currently looking for an area guide to keep this section up-to-date and accurate. The "Off the Beaten Path" section is a the brain child of the webmaster. However he only gets to update it when time allows. If you have an idea, topic or content for this section, please let us know. If you are interested in helping out SimplyFredericksburg.com by updating pages and catagories, please contact them here.
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