Belvedere Plantation

Fall fun at Belvedere Plantation: You’ll find a variety of fall activities here plus a huge pumpkin patch. Belvedere Plantation is a popular place for people in the Fredericksburg area to not only purchase pumpkins but to participate in so much more. They really do offer more than most farms in the area, but thatContinue reading “Belvedere Plantation”

Snead’s Asparagus Farm

There’s not another play area in central Virginia quite like Snead’s Asparagus Farm. This is such a fun spot; your kids won’t want to leave. Snead’s is a family farm located about 11 miles from Fredericksburg. It is a child’s paradise with animals, trails, play areas, a small log cabin and creeks. Your children can letContinue reading “Snead’s Asparagus Farm”

Siegen Forest – Locust Grove

This week we explored some new to us hiking trails in Siegen Forest in Locust Grove, VA. I’ve lived in this area for almost 18 years and just recently heard about these trails. Siegen Forest is a 170-acre forest behind the Fort Germanna Visitor Center. We started off our adventure by visiting the Fort GermannaContinue reading “Siegen Forest – Locust Grove”

Lake Anna State Park

The park has a beach on one of Virginia’s most popular lakes, a fishing pond accessible to children and the disabled, a bathhouse-concessions complex and a boat launch. Overnight stays are made possible by camping, six camping cabins, four yurts, two six-bedroom lodges and 10 two-bedroom cabins. Seven cabins and the lodges have views ofContinue reading “Lake Anna State Park”

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 5, 2022 – March 27, 2022.  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”

Spotsylvania Farmers Market

Visiting the farmers market is one of our favorite activities. One of the best parts about shopping at the farmers market is that it’s fun!  We love seeing what the different vendors have to offer and just being in a lively environment. We really love going to the Spotsylvania Farmers Market because of its locationContinue reading “Spotsylvania Farmers Market”

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”