Dark Hollow Falls – Shenandoah

Dark Hollow Falls is one of the most popular trails in Shenandoah National Park. This trail is short, but very steep and rocky. The trail follows a stream to a beautiful waterfall. The 1.4 mile round trip hike is downhill from the trail parking to the falls, then uphill to the parking lot. There isContinue reading “Dark Hollow Falls – Shenandoah”

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”

Enchanted Forest: Tom Rhodes Tree Carving Trail

A friend first introduced us to this trail in April 2020. It quickly became a favorite. We have shared it with so many friends and families. The drive out to Tappahannock is beautiful, and the enchanted forest is magical. A visit to the Enchanted Forest is not complete without a visit to NN Burger. OctogenarianContinue reading “Enchanted Forest: Tom Rhodes Tree Carving Trail”

Government Island

“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”

Fredericksburg Battlefield

South Lee Drive Trail Fredericksburg Battlefield has several walking trails. Years ago we visited the Fredericksburg National Cemetery and the Sunken Road and Stone Wall. This week we decided to go to the section of the Fredericksburg Battlefield in Spotsylvania County. We went to an area called Prospect Hill and walked the South Lee DriveContinue reading “Fredericksburg Battlefield”