Start the New Year off right at Leesylvania State Park.
The park is hosting a guided ‘First Day Hike’ run by Prince William Historic Preservation Manager Brendon Hanafin.
The hike will be on January 1 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and begin at the park’s Visitor Center at 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive in Woodbridge.
Participants will take a tour of the on-site history museum and learn about the history of the park, before walking the Potomac Trail to Freestone Point and through Lee’s Woods Trail. The hike is 2 miles, and takes about 90 minutes.
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Brendon began his career in parks in 1984 as a Conservation Worker for Massachusetts State Parks. After graduation from Catholic University with a degree in American History, he joined the Virginia State Parks as a Chief Ranger. In 1992 he was transferred to Leesylvania State Park and worked at Leesylvania until 2004. He served as Chief Ranger, Assistant Park Manager, and part time Conservation Officer. While at Leesylvania, Brendon earned an MBA from George Mason University. In 2001 Brendon joined Prince William County as the Historic Preservation Manager. In 2005 his group became the Historic Preservation Division which manages 16 properties and 553 acres of preserved historic and natural sites.
Leesylvania State Park is asking that interested participants RSVP by December 31 to Park Ranger Sarah Percival at 703-583-6904 or email@example.com.
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