By Kelsey Thomas
Shopping at Lake Anna is quite the adventure, as you are surrounded by eclectic shops and various one-of-a-kind stores. It’s easy to spend hours to a full day (or even an entire week) exploring the many specialty shops and supporting local businesses. Whether you’re searching for fishing and tackle supplies, a specific souvenir/gift or would just like to spend the day perusing at your leisure, Lake Anna is the place to make it happen.
It’s honestly hard not to buy when shopping at Lake Anna and the surrounding areas because there are so many unique finds and deals. Sometimes the best things purchased are the things found on a whim that you just can’t pass up. The majority of Lake Anna’s shops consist of lake-living-style gifts, souvenirs and accessories.
In addition to the local shops, Lake Anna is also in close proximity to different popular shopping areas that the state has to offer, two of which are located in nearby Fredericksburg. Stationed approximately 30 minutes away from Lake Anna, Central Park is the largest outdoor shopping mall in the East Coast with over 200 retailers. Or discover Cosner’s Corner, an outdoor shopping center featuring everything from health and beauty stores to fashion and furniture. The area also boasts Spotsylvania Towne Centre.
If you travel a little further north, you’ll find Woodbridge’s Potomac Mills. This is the largest outlet mall in Virginia and is one of the largest tourist attractions in the state, continuously advancing to meet the demands of its shoppers.
Head the opposite way and go slightly south of Lake Anna and you’ll be led to Short Pump Town Center near Richmond. This high-end mall offers a wide variety of name-brand retailers, dining and more.