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Virginia Celebrates June Great Outdoors Month‏


Virginia Celebrates June Great Outdoors Month


~ Virginia offers 25 ideas for adventure including hiking, biking and paddling ~


June Great Outdoors Month is a time when Virginia celebrates the health and well-being that active lifestyles provide. From the coastal serenity of the Eastern Shore to the rugged terrain of the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia’s abundant natural resources offer outdoor recreation throughout the Commonwealth.


This June Virginia Tourism Corporation offers outdoor getaway ideas for all interests and skill levels with a new landing page highlighting 25 Virginia Adventures. The landing page includes an interactive map of outdoor activities throughout the state, making it easy for people to find specific activities in certain regions. Social media savvy folks are encouraged to share their experiences on the new Virginia Outdoors Social Lounge with the #VAOutdoors hashtag for a chance to be featured on Virginia is for Lovers social media channels.


Below are five ways to celebrate Great Outdoors Month in Virginia. Find these and many others at www.Virginia.org/vaoutdoors.


Hike – Virginia is a hiker’s paradise whether it’s a walk through coastal marshes or a rugged jaunt along the famed Appalachian Trail, Virginia has a footpath for everyone. Trails for all abilities offer stunning views, flowing cascades, rhododendron and large hemlock trees.


Bike – Biking lovers will find their share of epic rides in Virginia from hard-core singletrack trails and long-distance road cycling routes to leisurely, family-friendly peddling along Virginia’s rails to trails.


Get on the Water – Virginia is hugged by the Atlantic Ocean and the largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay. Add in the abundance of whitewater rapids, pristine lakes and coastal rivers, and it’s obvious that Virginia offers plentiful experiences for water lovers.


Take a Weekend Getaway – Outdoor-themed getaways are only a few clicks away thanks to these outdoor travel packages.


Outdoor Events – Connect with thousands of other outdoor recreation and sports enthusiasts at one of these June outdoor events.


Virginia is for outdoor lovers! Plan your getaway at www.Virginia.org/vaoutdoors. Stay connected with Virginia on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers and on Twitter and Instagram at @VisitVirginia.



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