Leesylvania State Park

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”

Alum Spring Park

This park is a hidden treasure in the city. There’s a new playground, a shelter, picnic tables, restrooms, walking paths and a stream. Parking is very limited so be prepared. You may want to bring some sandals or water shoes to play in the stream. Alum Spring Park is located at 1 Greenbrier Drive, FredericksburgContinue reading “Alum Spring Park”

Belle Isle Park, Richmond

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”

Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) I can’t believe it took us years and Covid to find this hidden gem. Thirty-seven miles of hiking trails nestled in 15,000 acres, and it’s less than an hour from Fredericksburg–not far from Quantico. The scenic drive is an easy way to quickly see what thereContinue reading “Prince William Forest Park”