Colonial Beach

At the turn of the century (into the 1900s), the town of Colonial Beach was a summer retreat for residents of Washington, DC (only 65 miles away), earning it the nickname “Playground of the Potomac”. The statues (and the many wall murals on buildings throughout the Town) illustrate that time, when visitors would arrive viaContinue reading “Colonial Beach”

Huntley Meadows

The 1,500-acre park features a visitor center with restrooms and exhibits, a beaver-created wetland with boardwalk, wildlife observation platforms, and an interpretative trail system. The park is home to abundant wildlife and is known for attracting many birds, amphibians, and plants. Some of the best wildlife watching in the area is here. The boardwalk allowsContinue reading “Huntley Meadows”

Neabsco Creek Boardwalk

Neabsco Creek Boardwalk opened in June 2019 and traverses Neabsco Creek. It allows hikers access to wetlands where the tall grasses and marsh filter pollution from the river and provide a rich habitat for great blue herons, wood ducks, mallards, sparrow and red-winged blackbirds, just to name a few of the winged wildlife known toContinue reading “Neabsco Creek Boardwalk”

Government Island

Government Island is our go-to hiking spot for company and newcomers. First of all, it’s FREE and mostly stroller friendly! We’ve been going here since the boardwalk trail opened over ten years ago. Government Island is a historic peninsula in Stafford which boasts a 1.5 mile trail. The first two trail segments are handicap accessible.Continue reading “Government Island”