I’m not the first to say it and definitely won’t be the last, but exercise is important, especially when you’re a college student. One of my favorite forms of exercise is to walk, hike, or run. Instead of exercising tirelessly day after day inside, or in a gym, I’ve rounded up three trails you can find in Charlottesville. Here’s to getting outside, getting those endorphins when you can, and hopefully getting some mental relaxation as well.
- Kemper Park
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
I hiked here a few weeks ago, and it was beautiful, refreshing, and such a nice change of scenery. It’s also a part of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and the trails go on forever. I could walk for days!
- Riverview Park
298 Riverside Ave
On the Rivanna Trail, Riverview offers a playground, picnic tables, with walking, running, and biking trails. It definitely has more to offer for families than Kemper Park, with just trails, but it’s a great place to walk/hike/run/bike, nonetheless!
- Greenbrier Park
1933 Greenbrier Drive
With a flat trail, this place makes it easier for novice hikers or for those who don’t prefer hills.