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

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

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