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May 2019

Girl Scouts Journey in a Weekend

May 4 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$30 41 tickets left

Any Brownie, Junior, and Cadette that will participate in the weekend events need to purchase a ticket. Troop leaders, parents, and any other chaperones do not need to purchase tickets and are welcome to participate in the weekend activities. Adults will need to stay overnight with the Girl Scouts if they are planning on camping.

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June 2019

Civil War Paddle

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ely’s Ford Boat Ramp, Ely's Ford Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz leads this daylong canoe tour of Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. It is one of our most popular trips and brings to life legendary figures, like Stonewall Jackson, George Custer and J.E.B. Stuart. We also see the remains of Native American fish weirs. Bring a bag lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, etc. PLEASE, no alcohol. This trips fills FAST, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years and this is a…

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Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - June 29 @ 10:00 pm
Mount Airy Farm, 361 Mill Pond Road
Warsaw, VA 22572 United States
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Attend the 2019 MOUNT AIRY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL located in Warsaw, Va. along the Rappahannock River at the historic home Mount Airy. The music begins on Friday June 28th at 6pm with the special bluegrass stylings of CAROLINA BLUE followed at 7:30 by local Rappahannock pickers, JOSH GRIGSBY & COUNTY LINE! A special VIP pre-party meet and greet with Carolina Blue and Josh Grigsby will happen before the show for VIP ticket holders. On Saturday things kick off at 5:30pm with…

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July 2019

Thundermoon Paddle

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Experience the magic of nightfall from a kayak on the river during a full moon. The paddle covers a 2 mile stretch, from Old Mill Park to City Dock in Fredericksburg. This Friday night float includes discussions about river ecology, FOR's mission, and the river's role in local history. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Meet at City Dock at 7 p.m. for a shuttle to Old Mill Park. We'll be back at City Dock…

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August 2019

Old Canal Lock Tour on the Rappahannock

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mott’s Public Boat Ramp, Motts Boat Ramp VA United States + Google Map

Travel by kayak on the beautiful Rappahannock River while learning about the historical, local commercial use of the Rappahannock River. This guided tour delves into the history of the Embrey Dam (built in 1910 and removed in 2004), the canal (built mid-1800s), and the use of locks along this waterway by giving participants an up-front view of the remnants of Fredericksburg's recent past. Discover the power the dammed river gave the past populace, plus the benefits that the free-flowing Rappahannock…

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By the Numbers in 2018

Challenges facing the Rappahannock gave it a C rating in our 2018 River Report Card. We’re raising that grade. Be inspired by some of our favorite stories across the watershed.

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