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 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”

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”

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”

Patriot Park

Patriot Park is a massive park located right behind the Ron Rosner YMCA, in Spotsylvania. It has baseball diamonds, basketball courts, a 3.1 mile fitness trail, multi-purpose fields, a large enclosed playground with infant swings and a covered picnic area with restrooms. Recently, a new playground was added near the basketball courts. Not only doesContinue reading “Patriot Park”