Sports & Outdoor Adventures

Whether you like world-class golf, horse events, scenic hiking on the Saunders Monticello Trail, or fishing near scenic Virginia wine country, Charlottesville is the place to be. The nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park make this an outdoor lovers paradise. Try your hand at rock climbing, playing tennis, fly fishing or boating at one of our local lakes. U.S. Bicycle Route 76 attracts cyclists to come enjoy one of the two original cross-country bicycle routes. Be sure to visit the following sporting and outdoor attractions on your next trip to Charlottesville.

Charlottesville Wine & Country Living

A uniquely beautiful magazine expressing the elegant country lifestyle of Jefferson's Virginia within a modern aesthetic, Charlottesville Wine & Country Living tells our local story. Each issue highlights local interests in architecture, interior design, music, literature, gardening, entertaining, dining, art, wine, cider, beer making and more!

James River Reeling and Rafting

Bring your friends and family for a day of fun on the river. Fun for all ages and experience levels! We offer equipment rentals 7 days a week in season from April to October. Our trips are appropriate for ages 6 and up and all experience levels. Trips are self-guided (this means you and yours and other renters, no guides) and include shuttle service to our drop point (most trips end back in Scottsville where you park). You also enjoy full use of our facilities, including private changing area with hot showers and free, secure parking. Reservations highly recommended!

James River Runners

James River Runners offers a variety of outdoor activities for groups of all sizes - Tubing: There’s nothing more relaxing than floating down the James on a warm summer day for couples, families and even large groups; Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting: Few summer activities  are more enjoyable than jumping in a canoe, kayak or raft with a friend for a perfect day on the river; Fishing: Some of the best small mouth bass fishing in the nation is right here; Camping: Keep the summer fun going at our premier campgrounds.

Meadowcreek Golf

Meadowcreek Golf Course is a cut above most other municipal golf courses, playing to par 70 over 6,050 yards. It can be toughened considerably by tournament pin placements on the unusually large greens. Sporting greens of Penncross bentgrass and Bermuda fairways, this beautiful tract is surrounded by panoramic views of central Albemarle County. Meadowcreek Golf Course is adorned with large, stately oak trees and flowering Dogwood and Cherry trees.