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Outdoor Recreation

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Whether hiking, biking, or just enjoying the beautiful scenery, Leesburg is a great place to be outdoors.

  • Old Izaak Walton Park SummerTown of Leesburg Parks - the Town of Leesburg's Parks & Recreation Department maintains 16 parks throughout the Town, ranging from the 138-acre Ida Lee Park to small neighborhood "tot lots". Park amenities include playgrounds, basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, picnic pavilions, hiking and walking trails, and more.
  • Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park - owned and operated by NOVA Parks (the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority), Ball's Bluff includes the core battlefield and national cemetery as well as over seven miles of walking trails, including a portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail.
  • Red Rock Wilderness Overlook - located just outside the Leesburg Town limits, Red Rock Wilderness Overlook (another NOVA Parks property) sits on the Potomac River and features several miles of moderate to strenuous hiking trails that offer panoramic views of the river and the foothills of the Blue Ridge.  
  • W&OD TrailRust Nature Sanctuary - owned by the Audubon Naturalist Society and managed by NOVA Parks, Rust Sanctuary is a 68-acre preserve encompassing forest, meadows and ponds. The sanctuary features a number of nature trails and offers a variety of nature activities and programs for children throughout the year.  The Rust Manor is available for rent for special occasions.
  • W&OD Trail - also owned and operated by NOVA Parks, the W&OD Trail features 45 miles of walking, running, biking and skating paved trail built on the roadbed of the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad. The park runs from Alexandria, through Leesburg, to Purcellville.