Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

Location: 3008 Normandy Avenue , Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Park Hours: Open all day, year around

General Park Policy

General Park Rental Request Form (PDF)

General Park Rental Request Form (online e-form)

For trail information, maintenance and rental inquiries please call (540) 372-1086.

The Canal Path is a paved pathway that is 1.8 miles long and winds along the canal from Fall Hill Avenue to Princess Anne Street.  The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail is a 1.6 mile asphalt stretch that connects the two parts of the Canal Path making a 3.1 mile loop, just about right for a 5K charity walk. 

The trail, which is 10 feet wide, begins near the intersection of Princess Anne and Ford Streets at one end of the Rappahannock Canal. Beautiful views of the Rappahannock River, Old Mill Park and several historic mills are seen throughout the trail. The river overlook along Riverside Drive should not be missed. Great for walkers and bike riders of all ages. Open all day, year round.

Features
  • Benches
  • Bike Trail
  • Porta Johns
  • Public Art
  • Walking Path