We needed some adventure. Ficklen Island is conveniently located practically downtown, but when you walk and climb there, it feels very far away. The Rappahannock River has rapids at this point, which are noisy, but in a nice, getaway-from-bustling-city-life way. It was great exercise too! I love that Fredericksburg has so many places to enjoy nature.
Friends asked me how to get to this place, so I drew a map. 😉 You can click on it to see it larger. The X marks the exact location of the Ficklen Island informational sign and stairs leading down to creek.