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Occoquan Wildlife Refuge 14 May 2016

Occoquan Wildlife Refuge

Birders Delight

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.
Prince William Forest Park 24 April 2016

Prince William Forest Park

North Virginia

Prince William Forest Park...   offer miles of trails . The park is quite and calm in an area comprised of asphalt.  In 1936, Chopawamsic Recreation Area opened its gates to house children's 'relief' camps during the Great Depression.  Forest Park is a story about what is great in America, our Previous Presidents and Naturalist had the vision to establish called the National Park System, at its core are the finest people & places  – go enjoy it!
Mason Neck Refugee 24 March 2016

Mason Neck Refugee

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. 
Leesylvania State Park 24 March 2016

Leesylvania State Park

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. 

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