FitArlington - Promoting a Culture of Fitness

 

 Fit Arlington Get Outdoors logoLooking for great ways to get outdoors and get active? Look no further. Find great hikes, gardening tips, running trails, parks, and more right here!

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Hike of the Month: Looking for a healthy, strenuous, beautiful hike right here in Arlington? Check out the hills and dales behind right here in Arlington.

 

 
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Birding

One way to get outside and get active is by checking out the birds. Here are some great resources to get you started.

Arlington County Parks and Recreation
Offers several birding trips through the year. To search for trips, browse the online catalog under nature center activities.

American Birding Association
North America's largest membership organization for active birders, with news, details on publications and programs, and birding resources.

The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
Dedicated to protecting birds and wildlife in Northern Virginia

Birding.com
An online resources for all things birding, includes photos, songs, birding hot spots, checklists, links, and advice for new and backyard birders.

Bird Forum
The net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds; includes forums for discussion of birds, birding, and bird photography worldwide.
   
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Gardening

Arlington County Community Gardens
Whether you live in an apartment or condominium or have a yard that just won't support plantings, Arlington's Community Garden Program provides a wonderful opportunity to let your garden grow!

National Gardening Association
Nonprofit provider of plant-based education aims to promote home, school, and community gardening; include articles for adult and kids gardeners.

GardenWeb
GardenWeb is the largest gardening site on the Web, with garden forums, articles on gardening, directories of nurseries, gardens and gardening organizations.

Kids Gardening
Connects children and their families with other schools with similar gardening interests. Also has resources for school projects.

The Garden Helper
Information ranging from plant cultivation tips, pest information, creating different styles of gardens, and a monthly gardening calendar.
   
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Hiking

Arlington County Parks and Recreation
Arlington County offers opportunities for naturalist led hikes several times a years. To see a current listing, browse the class catalog under nature center programs.

American Hiking Association
National nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting hiking and to establishing, protecting and maintaining foot trails in America.

Capital Hiking Club
Local non-profit hiking club specializing in hiking options that challenge all skill levels and fulfilling the varied interests of hikers. Hikes depart from several locations including Rosslyn.

Center Hiking Club
The Center Hiking Club is a non-profit, volunteer organization devoted to enjoying the outdoors; located in the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland area.

Wanderbirds
Wanderbirds Hiking Club is a non-profit, all volunteer club that organizes day hikes every Sunday, year round, for energetic folks in the Washington, DC ar

 

   
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Parks

Arlington County Parks and Recreation
Arlington County has 1,296 acres of public spaces including 377 acres managed by Arlington Public Schools. Each park location has its own unique setting with a variety of features and amenities. Come out and enjoy one of Arlington's beautiful parks today! For a complete listing of Arlington Parks, click here.

Potomac Overlook Park
On the Potomac Palisades in north Arlington, Potomac Overlook offers 70 acres of peaceful woodland.

Upton Hill Regional Park
Upton Hill Regional Park offers visitors a wooded oasis in the heart of Arlington. A large outdoor swimming pool complex is a sparkling attraction in this wooded, urban park, which straddles the boundary line between Arlington and Fairfax counties. The deluxe miniature golf course boasts one of the longest mini golf holes in the world and the batting cages include baseball and softball cages.
   
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Playgrounds

Arlington County Parks and Recreation
Round up the kids and head outdoors for some fun! There is sure to be a playground in your immediate vicinity!
   
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Trails

Arlington County Parks and Recreation
Hike, bike, stroll and roll on Arlington's trails! Arlington has 36 miles of multi-use trails and 50 miles of connecting bicycle routes can take you where you want to go!


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