Leesylvania State Park

Leesylvania is nestled along the tidal shores of the historic Potomac River. Native Americans lived on this land for thousands of years. Capt. John Smith visited the area in 1608 on his voyage of discovery. Listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, Leesylvania offers many land and water activities, including hiking, picnicking, fishing andContinue reading “Leesylvania State Park”

Frontier Culture Museum

The Frontier Culture Museum, located in Staunton, Virginia is a living history museum that tells the story of the people who migrated from the Old World to America and the life they created in the Shenandoah Valley. The Museum is made up of original or reproduced examples of traditional buildings from the Old World andContinue reading “Frontier Culture Museum”

Crabtree Falls

I love waterfalls and I love hiking! About a year ago I was researching the best waterfall hikes in VA. Crabtree Falls popped up. Crabtree Falls is one of the tallest sets of waterfalls in the United States east of the Mississippi River. It is located in theĀ George Washington National ForestĀ in Nelson County, Virginia. Well,Continue reading “Crabtree Falls”

Enchanted Forest: Tom Rhodes Tree Carving Trail

A friend first introduced us to this trail in April 2020. It quickly became a favorite. We have shared it with so many friends and families. The drive out to Tappahannock is beautiful, and the enchanted forest is magical. A visit to the Enchanted Forest is not complete without a visit to NN Burger. OctogenarianContinue reading “Enchanted Forest: Tom Rhodes Tree Carving Trail”

Neabsco Creek Boardwalk

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 toContinue reading “Neabsco Creek Boardwalk”

Blue Ridge Tunnel

The Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail opened November, 2020. The Blue Ridge Tunnel is a historic railroad tunnel built during the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad in the 1850s. It’s located just off of U.S. 250 between the town of Waynesboro and Rockfish Gap. The trail is very popular and family friendly. During our visitContinue reading “Blue Ridge Tunnel”

Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) I can’t believe it took us years and Covid to find this hidden gem. Thirty-seven miles of hiking trails nestled in 15,000 acres, and it’s less than an hour from Fredericksburg–not far from Quantico. The scenic drive is an easy way to quickly see what thereContinue reading “Prince William Forest Park”