Bike to BBQ On the Western W&OD

JJ Deli Herndon

Bike riding the W&OD is one of the great pleasures of Fairfax and Loudoun counties, and all that exercise certainly works up an appetite. Here are three BBQ joints west … Read more

Turkey Run Park Hike Along the Potomac

Potomac River Turkey Run

When the weather forecast shows a run of warm fall days, it’s the perfect time to explore Turkey Run Park in Fairfax County, Virginia. Turkey Run Park is part of the George Washington … 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

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