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Author Archives: Kamber

Seneca Regional Park in Great Falls, VA

Seneca Regional Park is one of my favorite hiking spots in Fairfax County. You will find folks riding horses, mountain biking or hiking through the park. There are multiple signs throughout the park teaching patrons about the history of the park. The remaining portion of George Washington’s Potowmack Canal is also part of the parks … Continue reading »

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Poplar Tree Park in Chantilly, VA

Last week we checked out Poplar Tree Park in Chantilly, VA. This Fairfax County Park is located off Stringfellow Road between Route 50 and Route 29. The park is located amongst older single family homes and newer planned communites including townhomes, condos, and single family homes. Address: 4619-4699 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151 Poplar Tree … Continue reading »

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Difficult Run Stream Valley Park in Mclean, VA

Over the summer we went hiking in one of my favorite spots in Mclean, Difficult Run Stream Valley Park. Along Georgetown Pike not far from Great Falls National Park you’ll find a small parking lot. This parking lot is used for the Difficult Run Stream Valley Park. The Difficult Run Trail is part of the … Continue reading »

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John Byers Park in Alexandria, VA!

Williamsburg Manor Park recently renamed John Byers Park in Alexandria is a small natural park with Little Hunting Creek running through it. The playground equipment and basketball court are located towards Collingwood Road. The 25 acre park has a few hiking trails near the creek. 2213 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria, VA 22308 “Old Sign Picture” The … Continue reading »

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Draper Drive Park in Fairfax, VA!

A BIG Thank you to our Guest Reviewer, Allie Higgins, for reviewing Draper Drive Park in the City of Fairfax! Allie Higgins is a mom of two young energetic boys who love to run and play.  Together, they enjoy hiking, biking, swimming and going to the many parks in the area.  Allie has been in … Continue reading »

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Bluemont Community Center Park in Bluemont, VA!

If you have ever headed to Great Country Farms in Bluemont, VA you most likely passed right by the Bluemont Community Center. Many times we have driven by and never stopped because the kids were pooped out from running all over the farm. This time my oldest insisted we stop in and see what  it … Continue reading »

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Big Walnut Park in Arlington, VA!

Big Walnut Park in Arlington, Virginia is located in between homes and has plenty of parking on the street if you drive over. Bring your dump trucks! There is a great sand box for the kids to play in and normally folks have left their old trucks and sand toys for everyone to play. Address: 1915 … Continue reading »

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Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park in Leesburg, VA!

Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park is a great spot to hike with the family. There is plenty of history throughout the park and tons of signs that can be read for information. Strollers would not make it in this area but a backpack for the little ones would work well. Every Saturday and Sunday from April … Continue reading »

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Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, MD!

This is the start of our new series of Hiking parks near and around the DC Metro Area. The level of hiking will be aimed towards the older kids and adults. I would like to welcome Celeste Otsuka as our guest reviewer. Celeste does a lot of hiking, running and overall exploration of the best … Continue reading »

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Potomac Crossing Park in Leesburg, VA!

Potomac Crossing Park is the latest edition to Loudoun County. The park includes playground, picnic pavilion, and plenty of hiking trails. Located in the Potomac Crossing neighborhood it offers a nice sidewalks to walk to the park and a large parking lot for visitors. Address: End of Shanks Evan Rd NE, Leesburg, VA The playground offers … Continue reading »

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