This location marks the beginning of the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail, a 1.5 mile paved walkway that runs along the river.  The trail was developed in order to connect the two sections of the Rappahannock Canal Path, completing a 3.1 mile loop that connects the downtown area with Celebrate Virginia.  Currently, the trail begins near the intersection of Ford and Princess Anne Streets and ends where Fall Hill Avenue crosses the canal.

The trail officially opened December 1, 2013 and is available year round for pedestrians and bicyclists.  Below is a map that details the full trail in green, with the current detour down Linden Avenue marked in red.  Currently, this last section of the trail is closed due to the construction around the Fall Hill Avenue bridge.  When this construction project is complete at the end of the year, the trail will continue under the bridge and connect with the existing canal path.

The QR codes along this trail provide interesting information and photographs relating to the surrounding area and Fredericksburg history.  They can be found on sign posts, handrails, and even trash cans, so look closely! All of the codes are marked on the map below with yellow markers.

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The Canal

Rising Sun Tavern

Old Mill Park

Trail of Freedom

Carl’s Ice Cream

Indian Punch Bowl

Thornton’s Mills

Battle of Fredericksburg

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