5 Virginia Water Trails You Absolutely Must Explore This Summer

Virginia is renowned for its gorgeous hiking trails, but did you know about our state’s scenic water trails?

Now that summer’s here, there’s never been a more adventurous way to cool off. Whether you’re up for a kayaking adventure or would rather take it nice and easy on a float, these “trails” bring you the best of both worlds: cool river water and picturesque scenery.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Many of the above trails are discussed in further detail by the Virginia Tourism Page, Virginia Is For Lovers. While canoeing and kayaking experience is certainly preferred, most of these water trails can be enjoyed by beginners. For something that requires a little less work, though, you can read about These 7 Natural Lazy Rivers In Virginia Perfect For A Summer Day.