Summer Fun in Reston

There is plenty to do in Reston every season of the year, but summer is especially fun. Since our community was built to be very walkable, the fun can often mean leaving your car behind.

Following are just a few things you could experience this summer.

Experience a National Historic Landmark

Lake Anne Plaza offers pretty scenery, plenty of unique shops and is now a listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

Lake Anne Plaza is home to a unique group of independently owned retail, dining and service establishments. Walk around and shop. Then take a seat and enjoy some people watching!

Check Out Natural Areas

One of the guiding principles of Reston’s design is to preserve extensive natural space for community enjoyment. Natural areas include 800 acres of woodlands, 4 lakes, 4 wetlands, 3 ponds, 50 meadows, and 30 streams. You can discover all of them via 55 miles of paved and natural trails.

Bicycle Around Town

Pump up your tires and experience Reston by bicycle!

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail is a rails-to-trails conversion maintained by NOVA Parks. The paved bike trail goes right through Reston.

You can create your own tour or take advantage of the programs of the Reston Bicycle Club. RBC is a volunteer, non-profit club that organizes weekly bicycle rides and social events for all levels and abilities. Rides are held every weekend throughout the year. During the summer months, regular rides meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings starting at 6 p.m.

Try New Things at Kid Camps

Reston Community Center provides a robust summer camp program of recreation, adventure, creativity and fun for children from pre-school to high school. Camps offer archery, rock climbing, magic, performing arts and more things.

Check out the list of RCC camps with open slots to see what might be best for your camper!

Plan a Day at Lake Fairfax

Lake Fairfax Park is a popular spot for sports, fishing, biking and hiking. There is a network of trails, a picnic area, a small fishable lake (license required), sports fields, a skateboard park and a campground.

The Water Mine Swimming Hole waterpark is among the area’s best. Also try the carousel, pontoon tour boat and paddle boats.