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No Child Left Inside
Visit the DEQ webpage about No Child Left Inside. Find an outdoor group to enjoy the outdoors with other families. Other ideas about exploring outside are listed on this page.

Explore Virginia

Welcome to Virginia! For a comprehensive list of what Virginia has to offer, visit The Commonwealth of Virginia website www.virginia.org

Virginia Outdoors Plan
Visit Virginia's official document regarding land conservation, outdoor recreation and open space planning.

 Virginia Community Map. Choose a region for specific community information.

Bicycling in Virginia
Bicycling in Virginia focuses on routes and information of most interest to cyclists. The map presents setting, terrain, elevation and surface conditions. Inset enlargements of selected locations give details for parking and other facilities. The colored areas of the map show Virginia's state and national parks and tourism regions, making it easy to find more information about food, lodging and other attractions.  

Captain John Smith Trail
A newly developed boating and driving trail along the James River that chronicles Smith’s explorations of the waterway between 1607 and 1609. The trail was created as part of statewide preparations for the 400 th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

Fishing, Boating, Hunting and Wildlife Watching on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries offer comprehensive information on places to fish and hunt, obtaining the proper licenses and where to watch wildlife.

Hiking in Virginia
Top Trails offers a complete list of the most popular hiking trails in Virginia. Use this list to plan your next Virginia hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

National Wildlife Federation Green Hour
Commentary on what parents should know about and can do to counteract common "nature deficit disorders" in our TV-watching, video game-playing children including encouraging a daily "Green Hour" of outside play and learning. Five great outdoor adventures in your own yard -- and whole communities that help residents be more active.

No Child Left Inside
Visit the DEQ webpage about No Child Left Inside. Find an outdoor group to enjoy the outdoors with other families. Other ideas about exploring outside are listed on this page.

Virginia Naturally 5K Race
An annual race that benefits the Junior Academy of Science.

Virginia Parks
Virginia is home to thousands of local, regional, state and national parks. Plan to visit a park near you soon!

Check out the following websites for ideas on what you can do to enjoy Virginia:

Search the Calendar of Events to find programs and events of interest to you in your area.

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