This past weekend my husband and I were out in Fauquier County and stopped by Sky Meadows State Park for some hiking. It was a bit chilly but once we got started we warmed right up. The State Park has a daily parking fee and for other fees click here. This 1,864-acre park has historic Mount Bleak Home which gives visitors a glimpse of a middle class farm family living in the 1860’s. Park nature programs are available from Spring to Fall. The park offers beautiful equestrian and hiking trails and a trialhead to the Appalachian Trail.
The hubby and I had a great time hitting the trails and checking out the Mount Bleak House. We did do a little bit of geo-caching before we got too cold. If you’re hitting the trails for the day you can just pay a small parking fee. But if you’re looking for a longer stay they do offer camp sites. If you’re into fishing, Turner Pond is also available for for fishing as long as you have a fishing license.
Sky Meadows State Park is a beautiful park and if you love to be outside in nature it’s a great place to the take the family!