Looking to get out of the house? Check out some of Prince William County’s hiking trails.
Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K Ludwig Drive in Woodbridge, is 500-acre state park on the banks of the Potomac River with multiple trail offerings. The park offers fishing, boating, picnicking, and hiking; however, fishing is currently suspended.
Many historic locations are present within the park. Captain John Smith explored the area in 1608 during his voyage and the area was Robert E. Lee’s home, according to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreations website.
Powell’s Creek Nature Trail in Leesylvania State Park offers a peaceful trail through the woods surrounded by plant and wildlife. The trail runs right over the creek and is perfect for any nature-lover.
For the history buff, the Lee’s Woods Historic Trail has many historic markers along the trail as well as a scenic view of the Potomac River and an amphitheater.
If you are looking for a trail away from Leesylvania State Park, try the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk Trail, 15385-15535 Blackburn Road in Woodbridge.
The trail runs alongside the wetlands and is home to many birds like blue herons, wood ducks and mallards.
According to the Visit Prince William website, The Neabsco Creek Boardwalk Trail is part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail which is an 800-mile trail the stretches from the Allegheny Mountains in Pennsylvania to the Potomac River.
The boardwalk is currently closed; however, the walking trail is still open.
Prince William has many more trails open. If you are interested, check out more trails on the Prince William County website.
This article was written by Staff Writer Matthew Martino.
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