Menokin Makers Day 2022

“Menokin celebrates the building arts every day, but once a year we bring makers from our community to Menokin to celebrate the maker movement with Makers Day.” We had an amazing time at Menokin Makers Day! Have you heard of Menokin? We hadn’t either until a visit to Warsaw last summer. We were intrigued byContinue reading “Menokin Makers Day 2022”

Westmoreland State Park

On the Potomac River’s Northern Neck, this park offers many opportunities for family fun. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has a meeting area, snack bar, camp store and power-boat ramp. You’ll also find a visitor center, campgrounds, camping cabins, cabins, a playground, a fishing pier, boat rentals and 6 milesContinue reading “Westmoreland State Park”

Ni River Reservoir Park

Ni Reservoir is a 411-acre Spotsylvania County water supply reservoir located near Chancellorsville.  Location: 10516 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 (The turn into the park comes quickly. We passed it our first time.) Hours: 6 am to dusk — Open Saturday & Sundays beginning March 6, 2021 – March 28, 2021.  Then beginning in AprilContinue reading “Ni River Reservoir Park”

National Marine Corps Museum

Updated 6/28/2022 The National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines–past, present, and future. It opened November 10, 2006. It presents history as seen through the eyes of Marines. Spanning the country’s history from our birth in 1775 through the end of the Vietnam War, the Museum traces theContinue reading “National Marine Corps Museum”

Frying Pan Farm Park

Springtime means baby animals. Visit this working farm to see the farm’s newest arrivals. There’s something for everyone at Frying Pan Farm Park, and it’s FREE!

Patriot Park

Patriot Park is a massive park located right behind the Ron Rosner YMCA, in Spotsylvania. It has baseball diamonds, basketball courts, a 3.1 mile fitness trail, multi-purpose fields, a large enclosed playground with infant swings and a covered picnic area with restrooms. Recently, a new playground was added near the basketball courts. Not only doesContinue reading “Patriot Park”

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”

Wegmans Passport to Family Wellness

The “Passport to Family Wellness” is a program that Wegmans created in partnershipwith many of its location communities to encourage healthy lifestyles. This program encourages use of community trails where users can receive various prizes for completing tasks. It’s free and easy – just download and print the free pocket-sized passport today! Visit one of theContinue reading “Wegmans Passport to Family Wellness”

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

“Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining, and shopping. A classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Asian Valley and Cherry Tree Walk. Pathways willContinue reading “Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens”