Chatham Exit Road Closed 9/2-9/5
The Chatham exit road will be closed from September 2-5, 2014 as part of the project to restore the historic viewshed from Chatham Manor. The road will be closed at all times. Please use the Chatham entrance road as a two-way road. More »
Bicycling is allowed on park roads, but not on park hiking trails. Keep in mind that some of the roads through the park are state and county roads, not park roads. Several of the state and county highways are narrow with no road shoulder and others are heavily traveled which is not conducive to safe, enjoyable biking. Park roads are generally wider and much less traveled. The best and most popular places to bicycle are the five-mile stretch along Lee Drive on the Fredericksburg Battlefield and the five-mile route through Spotsylvania Battlefield. Hill-Ewell Drive on the Wilderness Battlefield is more hilly and rarely used for bicycling. The Chancellorsville Battlefield has only short stretches of park roads that connect with state and county roads for the driving tour route. Bicyclists rarely use Chancellorsville.
Did You Know?
While laying out the Chancellorsville History Trail, the park staff in places had to literally hack their way through a jungle of underbrush that resembled the Wilderness that the soldiers struggled through during the Battle of Chancellorsville.