Today is George Washington’s birthday! If you get a chance, visit Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, VA. Read this post for all the details.
Farm Chores 101 Farm Chores 101 is a fun morning of feeding and watering the barnyard animals, collecting eggs, holding baby goats, catching chickens, driving the RTV, lots of picture taking, and much, much more. This is approximately a three-hour program, and there is an associated $8.00 fee. This event is limited to 10 participants,Continue reading “Walnut Hill Farm @ Elm Springs LLC”
This 41-acre park tells the story of the Army of the Potomac’s Winter Encampment in 1863. More than 135,000 soldiers occupied Stafford County while their new commander, General Joseph Hooker rebuilt his army. This critical time has been referred to in soldier’s letters as “The Union Army’s Valley Forge.” The Stafford Civil War Park preserves 3 earthen artillery fortifications, manyContinue reading “Stafford Civil War Park”
This 520-acre reservoir opened in 2014. Three years later in 2017, it opened to public fishing. The lake name (originally Rocky Pen Reservoir for its impounded stream) was changed to honor the late Stafford Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Mooney. The reservoir is steep sided and deep with moderate residential development along shorelines and features abundantContinue reading “Lake Mooney”
He was one of the most successful painters of his time, sought out by the rich and famous. She was a beautiful, young art student, and his biggest fan. They fell in love on an ocean liner and spent their lives sharing art. The story of Gari and Corinne Melchers lives on in their home,Continue reading “Belmont — Gari Melchers Home and Studio”
Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve is a large wilderness area (approximately 3,000 acres) located on the southern border of Stafford County, Virginia, between Potomac Creek and Accokeek Creek. The preserve is named after a black sailing ship called The Crow that once docked in the Potomac Creek during the 1800’s. Crow’s Nest was also occupiedContinue reading “Crow’s Nest”
Widewater State Park has fabulous river views. It officially opened up in 2019. It’s on a peninsula where Aquia Creek and the Potomac River meet. At Widewater, you are able to access both bodies of water. (Updated May 2022) Once you leave the main highway, you will drive for what seems like an eternity. You’llContinue reading “Widewater State Park”
“This was once the nation’s most famous quarry.” Government Island is our go-to hiking spot for company and newcomers. First of all, it’s FREE and mostly stroller friendly! And, the trail is mostly shaded–perfect for hot summer days. We’ve been going here since the boardwalk trail opened over ten years ago. (Updated 11/5/2022) Government IslandContinue reading “Government Island”