Ni River Reservoir Park

Ni Reservoir is a 411-acre Spotsylvania County water supply reservoir located near Chancellorsville.  Location: 10516 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 (The turn into the park comes quickly. We passed it our first time.) Hours: 6 am to dusk — Open Saturday & Sundays beginning March 6, 2021 – March 28, 2021.  Then beginning in AprilContinue reading “Ni River Reservoir Park”

First Day at Chancellorsville

+Spotsylvania County Museum Fighting at Chancellorsville opened on the morning of May 1, 1863, along the Orange Turnpike and the Orange Plank Road. “The Battle of Chancellorsville started here – amid the homes of families living along the Orange Turnpike. On the morning of May 1, Ann Lewis ,…, found Union cavalrymen lounging in her yard.Continue reading “First Day at Chancellorsville”

Hunting Run Reservoir

Hunting Run Reservoir is a 420-acre water supply reservoir owned and operated by Spotsylvania County. The lake was stocked by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources and opened to fishing by Spotsylvania County in fall 2007. There is one access point near the upper end of the lake off Ely’s Ford Road. The lake hasContinue reading “Hunting Run Reservoir”

Wilderness Adventure Park – Spotsylvania

Wilderness Presidential Resort is the best Northern Virginia camping resort for affordable family getaways. Resting on over 600 acres, the Wilderness Presidential Resort is home to an abundance of wildlife.  Enjoy the incredible nature surrounding the resort, participate in as many resort activities as your heart desires and relax in your choice of comfortable lodgingContinue reading “Wilderness Adventure Park – Spotsylvania”

Chancellorsville Battlefield

Chancellorsville Battlefield is one section of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. This small area west of Fredericksburg witnessed the heaviest and most brutal fighting in American history. The battle of Chancellorsville involved more men, and resulted in more casualties, than any other battle ever fought on Virginia soil. The casualties from these battlesContinue reading “Chancellorsville Battlefield”

Ni River Trail

Great simple trail if you, the kids, or the dog need a break from the interstate. Nice easy walk through woods and around a pond. Address: 8110 River Stone Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 (next to the Spotsylvania School Board building and across from Massaponax High School) Hours: Open sunrise to sunset. Parking: Limited Four Trails:Continue reading “Ni River Trail”

Massaponax Creek Trail

Massaponax Creek Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fredericksburg, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail roughly follows a well kept disc golf course so keep your eyes open for players. The trail is primarily used for walking and natureContinue reading “Massaponax Creek Trail”

Fredericksburg Battlefield

South Lee Drive Trail Fredericksburg Battlefield has several walking trails. Years ago we visited the Fredericksburg National Cemetery and the Sunken Road and Stone Wall. This week we decided to go to the section of the Fredericksburg Battlefield in Spotsylvania County. We went to an area called Prospect Hill and walked the South Lee DriveContinue reading “Fredericksburg Battlefield”