1. Blue Hole
Blue Hole can be found after a beautiful hike through the western portion of Albemarle county and right after the Sugar Hollow trail. It is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day after a great hike, enjoy the rope swing, jump off the rocks, or just bring a float and relax in the water.
2. Walnut Creek Park
Walnut Creek is a 525 acre park, 45 of those being water and the rest made up of bike trails, disc golf, and beautiful woods to hike through. You can rent a canoe, fish or just relax on one of two sandy beaches they offer!
3. James River Reeling & Rafting
James River Reeling and Rafting offers great group trips down the beautiful James River as well as rental options if you’d like to take a kayak or canoe out by yourself. Take the short ride to Scottsville and spend a day on the river during one of these humid summer days!
4. Mint Valley Springs Park
Mint Valley offers over 520 acres of space, 8 swimming, and 1 beach. Also enjoy their multiple hiking trails, fishing, and children’s playgrounds.
5. Riprap Hollow
Riprap hollow is a beautiful portion of the Shenandoah National Park, popular for kayaking and the natural water slides. While it is meant for the more intense water sport people it offers a long, beautiful hike around the scenic park and is a can’t miss spot if you’re desperate to cool off on a hot day!
6. Paul’s Creek
Paul’s Creek is a great whitewater rafting spot close to Wintergreen resort. Because it is a very steep creek, the American Whitewater Association suggests you try some of the tamer, nearby creeks before jumping over to this beautiful body of water.
7. Chris Greene Lake
Chris Greene Lake offers over 200 acres of activities. equipped with great fishing and canoe spots, its one of the bet places to bring your dog on a beautiful summer day!
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