Freeman House Store and Museum

Freeman House Vienna

If you’ve lived in Fairfax County for any length of time you have probably ridden by the Freeman House Store and Museum in downtown Vienna, either driving down Church Street or … Read more

Long Branch Stream Valley Trail

Rutherford Park flowers

We love to explore trails in Fairfax County, and we’re working our way through the maps listed on the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) trail website. We recently took a pleasant, level, and mostly shady … Read more

Sky Meadows – Virginia State Park of the Month

Thistles and fall foliage Sky Meadows Virginia

Fairfax County is fortunate to include a plethora of parks, stream valleys, trails and nature centers. We only have one State Park, though, the gorgeous eagle haven at Mason Neck State Park in Lorton. Luckily, nearby Sky … Read more

Sidewalk Sun: Fairfax CCT Segment 6

Route sign CCT seg6

Sadly, Fairfax CCT Segment 6 is a long, dull slog down the sidewalk of busy Blake Lane with boundless opportunities to listen to traffic and wait at road crossings. As we noted … Read more

Around Lake Accotink

Lake Accotink Springfield

Lake Accotink Park in Springfield is the middle child of the Fairfax County lake parks—smaller than popular Burke Lake, not as active as Lake Fairfax, but with a charm all it’s … Read more

Fairfax County Winery Fun

Outside seating Paradise Springs

There are two wineries in Fairfax County—Paradise Springs Winery and The Winery at Bull Run—and they both offer history, scenery, and some tasty wine. The burgeoning Virginia wine scene draws wine tasting crowds to … Read more

Historic Hunter Mill Road

Hunter Mill Station in Reston VA

Historic Hunter Mill Road, runs through Oakton, Vienna, Reston, and Great Falls, and it’s an interesting historic drive, except during rush hour. You can learn more about important stops along Hunter … Read more