Nestled between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, False Cape State Park is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic coast. It is the southernmost Virginia State Park. As the former home of Native Americans, the historic Wash Woods community and Little Island Coast Guard Station, False Cape honors the hardy soulsContinue reading “False Cape State Park – Virginia Beach”
First Landing State Park is Virginia’s most visited state park. It is where English colonists first landed in 1607. Native American canoes, Colonial settlers, 20th-century schooners and modern cargo ships have navigated the park’s waterways. Its cypress swamps were a source of freshwater for merchant mariners, pirates and military ships during the War of 1812.Continue reading “First Landing State Park – Virginia Beach”
A natural and recreational treasure! Burke Lake Park in Northern Virginia has it all–hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and more!
High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, the trail is wide, level and generally flat. Its finely crushed limestone surface and dimensions make it easy to enjoy. The park’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet longContinue reading “High Bridge Trail State Park”
The Canal Path is a paved pathway that is 1.8 miles long and winds along the canal from Fall Hill Avenue to Princess Anne Street. The path follows the old towpath along the disused canal. The Canal Path is mostly shaded, making it a great way to escape the heat. There are benches alongContinue reading “Canal Path — Fredericksburg”
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”
Belle Isle is a small island in Richmond. It lies within the James River and serves as a city park. It is accessible to pedestrian and bicycle traffic via a suspension footbridge that runs under the Robert E. Lee Memorial Bridge from the northern shore. This suspension walkway under the road is so unique! You canContinue reading “Belle Isle Park, Richmond”