Outdoor Fun

Outdoor Fun

Come on... get outdoors and take a hike! Our recreational trails system offers the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Check out the 33-miles of trails that connect parks, lakes and a state preserve. The Fairfield loop trail passes through the prairies, woodlands, wetlands, old railroad corridors, over major bridges and much more. Jefferson County has outdoor recreation covered, with 12 public parks and recreation areas consisting of more than 1,300 acres. Approximately 7 miles of hiking and biking trails have been established in Jefferson County Park. The trails take you through a diversity of landscapes including timber, pine tree plantings, meadows and reestablished prairie.

Up for a little fishing or canoeing? Both the Cedar Creek water trail and the Skunk River water trail run through the area. You can discover the real natural beauty of the Skunk River by navigating the river in a motorboat, canoe, or kayak. Numerous parks in the area offer fishing as well.

Some say that Iowa is more enjoyable and picturesque by bike. Our bikeway trails system provides an opportunity to enjoy the view and observe nature around Fairfield. Whether walking, jogging, biking or cross-country skiing, the trail system offers a fun and rewarding experience while serving as a great connector between recreation areas.

Biking

Let's go biking! Our favorite way to explore Fairfield is on two wheels. There's no better way to take in the local sights or explore the great outdoors. From weekly group rides to solitary pedals, cyclists of all experience levels can venture out onto "easy" trails or try a more challenging gravel ride. Join the local cycling group for updated weekly rides. (check here) Many of the group rides lead to Fishback & Stephenson Cider House for dinner, drinks, or Sunday morning brunch. So grab your helmet, explore some wilderness, stop for a wine or cider break and get pedaling!

Walking Tour

Grab your camera and talk a self-guided walking tour throughout the historic downtown and beyond. A complete itinerary can be found on our Walking Tour Homepage!

4 Mile Hikes

Fairfield , IA 52556 

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Cedar Valley Winery

2034 Dewberry Avenue
Batavia, IA 52533 

641.662.2800

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Chautauqua Park

Hwy. 34 East on E. Burlington Avenue.
Fairfield, IA 52556 

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Fairfield Loop Trail

Fairfield, IA 52556 

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Jefferson County Park

2003 Libertyville Rd.
Fairfield, IA 52556 

641.472.4421

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Lamson Woods State Preserve

Mint Blvd
Fairfield, IA 52556 

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Nady Prairie Park

North B St
Fairfield, Iowa 52556 

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Neff Wetlands

Between Mint Blvd and Glasgow Road
Fairfield, Iowa 

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O.B. Nelson Skateboard Park

South 2nd Street
Fairfield , IA 52556 

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Petra Park

Corner of Main & Briggs St.
Fairfield, Iowa 52556 

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Round Prairie Park

Fairfield, IA 52556 

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Fishback and Stephenson Cider House

1949 Pleasant Plain Road
Fairfield, IA 52556 

641.451.0894

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The Ride

123 N. Court St
Fairfield, IA 52556 

641.472.1719

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Water Trails

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Waterworks Park

North B Street
Fairfield, IA 52556 

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Whitham Woods

1893 Business Highway 34
Fairfield, Iowa 52556 

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