Staying active is just one of the many challenges facing us during this time. Physical activity is important to help promote a healthy mind, as well as, a healthy body. It can help relieve anxiety and stress, improve your mood, and improve your sleep. While many things are starting to reopen, going out can still be dangerous for seniors and leaves many searching for a way to stay active and stay safe! Here in Warrenton, there are many parks and trails that provide the perfect opportunity to get out and maintain social distancing guidelines.
C.M. Crockett Park is the county’s largest lakeside park offering a wide range of recreational opportunities including fishing, boat rentals, nature trails, picnicking, horseshoes, a 1.5 mile cross country trail and more!
Sky Meadow State Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the state and just a short drive from Warrenton. The 1,864-acre park has scenic views, woodlands, and the rolling pastures of a historic farm that captures the colonial through post-Civil War life of Mount Bleak House, as well as hiking, fishing, and nature programs.
Warrenton Branch Greenway features a combination path and historic area that has become a focal point for downtown Warrenton. The trail stretches a distance of 1.48 miles, from the Railyard trailhead behind the Claire’s at the Depot restaurant in downtown Warrenton to the Old Meetze Trailhead on the cul-de-sac at Old Meetze Road.
Vint Hill Farms Park is a quiet park in Warrenton that offers a nature trail, picnic area, horseshoe pits (bring your own shoes), and a beautiful creek.
Even if you just walk through your neighborhood, its been proven that exercise can help reduce stress and give you an opportunity to get out of the house! Finding safe activities during this time can be challenging and to help keep everyone safe, be sure to stay at least six feet away from other people at parks or on trails.