14 May 2016
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge borders the Potomac River which is a major tributary to the Chesapeake Bay and close to where George Washington has his Mt. Vernon Home. The refuge includes over three miles of hiking trails along grasslands, tidal marshes and the river's edge. Over 650 species of plants and 200 species of birds have been observed athe refuge, recently saw two Fox families being raised on the refuge. The Wildlife Refuge is one of the largest open areas remaining in northern Virginia. Waterfowl, deer, red fox and raptors are also abundant and can easily be observed from the trails. On most weekends a Visitor Contact Station is open on weekends, a fee is charged for entrance to the park unless you have a Virginia State Park Permit.
24 March 2016
Wild Life Refugee
Mason Neck is a beautiful wildlife refugee. The mile or so drive into the main visitor center is awe inspiring with trees towering along the road that are hundreds of hundreds of year old.
24 March 2016
Picnic & Boating
Leesylvania is a Virginia State Park that borders the the tidal shores of Potomac River. Entrance to the Park is by paid permit obtained from the entrance gate, or purchased on line for annual fees. The entrance fees may include access to boat launces, cooking grills, and other resources located on the grounds. Native Americans lived on this land for thousands of years.