Park Hiking Series

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Join us for our series of "Fit-History" Hikes in 2017!

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In the Fall of 2015, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania began a popular new hiking series, combining health and history leading up to the National Park Service's Centennial year. Called "Fit-History" Hikes, these ranger-led programs are designed to cover a lot of ground in addition to a lot of history. In 2018, we will have one hiking series in the spring and one in the fall.

Call 540-693-3200 for more information!

“Fit-History” Hikes for Fall 2018

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will once again combine health and history with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this fall. These ranger-led hikes are designed to cover a lot of ground in addition to a lot of history. This season’s hikes will cover two to three miles per hour. All hikes begin at 10 a.m.

September 15: Fredericksburg: Prospect Hill to Latimer’s Knoll (4 miles)
Join historian Avery Lentz to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the Confederate defense on the southern end of the Fredericksburg Battlefield. Meet at Tour Stop #6, Fredericksburg Battlefield (GPS Coordinates: 38.248090, -77.435651).

September 29: Spotsylvania: The East Angle and Heth’s Salient (4 miles)
Walk off the beaten path with historian Justin Voithofer on the Spotsylvania Battlefield, and learn about the lesser known fighting to the east of the Bloody Angle. Meet at Tour Stop #6, Spotsylvania Battlefield (GPS Coordinates: 38.220913, -77.593121)

October 13: Chancellorsville: Catharine’s Furnace to Fairview (4 miles)
Historian Maureen Lavelle will lead a hike from the industrial ruins of Catherine’s Furnace to the Union artillery positon at Fairview, and discuss the devastation of farmlands and protection of cultural landscapes. Meet at Tour Stop #6, Chancellorsville Battlefield (GPS Coordinates: 38.289257, -77.646878)

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: October 27: Chancellorsville History Trail (3.5 miles)
Take a hike on one of the park’s most popular trails with historian John Hennessy. Learn about the struggles of soldiers and civilians alike in the tangled wooded landscape. Meet at the Chancellorsville Visitor Center, 9001 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, 22553.

When attending any of our Fit-History programs, please remember to wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water, and pack a snack. Bug spray and long pants are also suggested.

Call 540-693-3200 for more information!

Last updated: October 26, 2018

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