Neabsco Creek Boardwalk opened in June 2019 and traverses Neabsco Creek. It allows hikers access to wetlands where the tall grasses and marsh filter pollution from the river and provide a rich habitat for great blue herons, wood ducks, mallards, sparrow and red-winged blackbirds, just to name a few of the winged wildlife known to populate the area.
The walkway is also part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Rippon Landing Park ( 15125 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191) is the primary access point for the boardwalk. The park has a playground, picnic pavilion, and port-o-potty. A level, paved, wheelchair-accessible trail leads to the north end of the boardwalk.
Entry to the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk is free and the boardwalk is open from dawn until approximately one hour after dark daily.
The boardwalk is about 3/4 mile long and stroller friendly. At the end of the boardwalk, you can turn around or continue onto some additional trails. These trails are not stroller friendly.
We love Neabsco Creek Boardwalk and especially like exploring the various trails at the end of the boardwalk.
If you happen to plan your visit for a Monday, you can schedule a tour across the street at the Rippon Lodge Historic Site. This was a successful plantation built in 1747. Guided tours are Mondays by appointment only till May 1. Tours are $5 per person and free for children under 6.
Website: Neabsco Creek Boardwalk (pwcgov.org)