Maymont is a 100-acre Victorian estate and public park in Richmond, Virginia. It contains Maymont Mansion, now a historic house museum, an arboretum, formal gardens, a carriage collection, native wildlife exhibits, a nature center, and Children’s Farm. Prior to it being declared a public park, it was a 100 acre mansion belonging to James andContinue reading “Maymont”

Osprey Watching at Fredericksburg City Dock

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in the area for several years and have never been to the Fredericksburg City Dock. This historic dock dates back to George Washington’s day. Directly across the river is Ferry Farm where George Washington grew up. During the Battle of Fredericksburg the Union army had to cross the RappahannockContinue reading “Osprey Watching at Fredericksburg City Dock”

Crow’s Nest

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”