Fish the Potomac River

Homes at Arcturus are located right on the Potomac River in Northern Virginia. The fish in the Potomac include large-mouth bass, catfish, carp, bluegill, and pickerel just to name a few. Many of the homes here include piers and docks. This area offers grand views of the nearby water. Most of the homes here were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

 

 

Fishing the Potomac R. near Little Hunting Creek
Fishing the Potomac River near Little Hunting Creek

 

 

 

 

 

Properties in Arcturus

Belle Haven Marina

Belle Haven Marina has access to the Potomac River. The Belle Haven Marina is located off the George Washington Parkway.

Properties in New Alexandria

6712 Quander Rd

WON'T LAST...Split level with total 5 Bedrooms & 2 Baths. Upper level has HW Floors, 3 Bedrooms & 1 Full Bath. Open Living Room & Dining Area. Eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops. Lower Level has spacious Family Room, 2 Bedrooms & 1 Full Bath. Sliding glass door exit to deck. Walkout to patio and large fenced back yard with storage shed. Walk to school. Sold STRICTLY in AS-IN Condition. [Jackson Hall - $585,333]

6408 Boulevard Vw

Beautiful home in friendly neighborhood across from Mount Vernon Trail and Potomac River. Gorgeous, refinished hard wood floors greet you! Enjoy a river view from the formal living room. Completely updated, the kitchen is stylish and modern. A formal dining room sits 8 comfortably. With a cozy fireplace, the inviting den walks out to a private deck. Easy commute to DC, Pentagon and Airport. [New Alexandria - $849,000]

6621 Wakefield Dr #908

TOP LEVEL CORNER 2BR 1.5BA unit priced 2 sell w/ 959 SF & spectacular views! Gorgeous refinished parquet hardwoods throughout, ALL NEW paint, NEW full BA, NEW LR convector unit, updated KIT & 1/2 BATH. Enjoy TONS of light & spacious living in SUPER-CONVENIENT River Towers. Minutes to shopping, parks & trails. CONDO FEE INCL ALL UTIL + 2 pkg spaces, pool, tennis, garden area, exercise room & MORE! [River Towers - $224,900]

1906 Duffield Ln

Brick townhouse, large living room, crown molding & chair rail. Renovated kitchen, Shaker cabinets, stainless KitchenAid appliances, gas range, granite. Spacious master w/vaulted ceilings & huge walk-in closet. Master Bath renovated, separate soaker tub & shower. Finished lower level w/half bath & wet bar. NEW Carrier Infinity HVAC w/10 YEAR warranty & touch screen thermostat w/smart features. [Belle Haven On the Green - $615,000]

6621 Wakefield Dr #302

Backs Dyke Marsh. Blks2 24 hr Safeway&24 h CVS Pharm w/1min clinic, cnty rec cntr, library.10 min bus to metro. Water craft &RV prkng&kayak&bike storage, 1/2mi to marina. Walk GW Pkwy bike path. Garden plot 4u. Outdr pool,Tennis cts, bsktbll ct, vlleybll area, treadmill/weights rm, Rftop views!:Nat.Harbor/M.D./D.C. 2 mi to Old Town. C.fee incl util, FIOS avail. 2 full ba, 3br, 1362sf in 22307. [River Towers - $214,900]

6722 Williams Dr

Absolutely Adorable 3 bed 2 bath cottage in Bucknell Manor. FULL WATERPROOFED BASEMENT!!! Beautifully renovated kitchen, newer appliances. Updated Baths. Gleaming hardwood floors. Fully fenced yard. Nestled on a quieter side street. Professionally landscaped.Tons of storage. Minutes to everything: Schools, shopping, transportation. [Bucknell Manor - $535,000]

1406 Belle View Blvd #A1

Window planters, courtyard setting, refinished, warm stained hardwoods, updated windows. Bright kitchen w/updated subway tile backslash & gas range. Built-in shelving. Large bedroom w/EXTRA closet! Pools, tennis courts & playgrounds. Next to Belle View shopping center w/Safeway, bakery, restaurants & shopping. Close to Old Town Alexandria, DC, Pentagon, Airport, Bell Haven Marina & GW trails. [Belle View - $249,000]

6617 East Wakefield Dr #B1

Charming 2 BR unit in delightful Belle View w/beautiful renovated BA & Kit w/ss appl & granite counters. Stickers for 2 parking spaces. 1 storage area conveys. Pet-friendly. Community amenities include a pool, tennis courts, on-site laundry, tot lot. Close to shops, restaurants, nature trails & commuter routes. [Belle View - $245,000]

7402 Park Terrace Dr

FABULOUS CENTER HALL COLONIAL, FEATURES LARGE LIVING WITH BRICK FIREPLACE, SEPARATE DINING ROOM, FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE OFF GOURMET KITCHEN WITH DOORS TO ENTER REAR YARD AND PATIO AREA. FOUR BEDROOMS WITH NEWLY REMODELED BATHROOMS.MASTER BEDROOM SUITE HAS A FIREPLACE AND RIVER VIEWS OF THE POTOMAC RIVER. AND A BREATHTAKING RIVER VIEWS FROM THE SECOND LEVEL TERRACE. LARGE TWO CAR GARAGE [Villamay - $889,000]

1102 Belle Vista Dr

Terrific Curb Appeal in Villamay*Loads of upgrades in last two years to include Roof, Baths, Kitchen Appliances, Windows, Irrigation System, HVAC, Water Heater, Washer, Dryer, Exterior Storage and MORE. *Sunny, spacious Sun Room at Rear*Four Generous Bedrooms, Private Bedroom/Bath on Entry Level great for AuPair/In-Law/Guest*Whole House Generator. Large 2-Car Garage*Great Buy!! [Villamay - $795,000]

Historical changes to come for the Old Dominion Boat Club

Through the years on my many strolls through Old Town, I have passed by the Old Dominion Boat Club. As a member of the of the Mount Vernon Yacht Club I knew of the 133 year old club and the longstanding pride this organisation holds. Founded in 1880 the Old Dominion Boat Club is the oldest boating club in Virginia. While originally created as a social club with a focus on a sports and physical fitness, the club is prides itself on the charity events and scholarships it provides to Alexandria high school students.

Knowing a location change is in the works for the ODBC, my husband and I stopped in to enjoy a light dinner and take in the panoramic views of the Potomac River.

Alexandria Waterfront

Foxy in the boat at Fountainhead
Foxy likes fishing!

I love living near the Potomac River in the Northern VA Area. There are lots of ways to enjoy the water here and I’ve experienced most all of them.  This is one of the reasons I love Belle View, Bucknell, New Alexandria, Old Town, Belle Haven and many other communities here that have easy access to the River. From Waynewood to Stratford on the Potomac there are quaint neighborhoods with great homes.

Properties in 22307

Surprising homes near Occoquan Regional Park

The Occoqan Regional Park is located in Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County, right across from the Town of Occoquan. It’s located on the Occoquan River. It opened in 2008 making it 1 of 29 parks in the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority. It has around 400 acres of recreational space. There are many different things to do there such as, hit the batting cage, have a picnic, get a snack at the snack bar in the marina, play your favorite sport on one of their athletic fields, etc. They also have a boat ramp and boat storage. Their hiking trail is 1.1 miles round trip and forms a loop. The trail is well maintained. Most say that the blue trail is a great running trail and is very well marked. Dogs are of course welcome in the park. Historic black kilns from the early 1900’s can be found on the property, reminding us of the women suffragists who demonstrated in front of the White House and were then imprisoned on the prison farm where these are found.

If you’re shopping for a home you might be surprised to learn just how affordable and pleasant some homes in Occoquan and near the park might be.

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Lake Ridge Park

Lake Ridge Park features a golf course, mini golf course and a marina to the public including arts and crafts, nature, science and scout programs for everyone. Other activities offered at Lake Ridge Park are fishing, boating and hiking while picnics can be held in rented tents and picnic tables.

Boating is launched into the Occoquan Reservoir where fishing is permitted at the deepest end. Boats and canoes can be rented at Lake Ridge Park with bait being sold on site.
Golfing is enjoyed at the 9 hole course and miniature course with membership and training offered.

Lake Ridge Park
12350 Cotton Mill Drive,
Woodbridge, VA 22192

400 Acres of Fun at Locust Shade Park

Locust Shade Park is located at 4701 Locust Shade Drive in Triangle VA 22172 of Prince William County known for its facilities offering an array of recreational activities in its 400 acres of land.

Locust Shade Park has its own marina where boating and fishing is offered on an 8 acre lake.

Locust Shade Park Facilities:

  • Batting Cages
  • 6 Tennis Courts
  • 500 Seat Amphitheatre
  • 3 Playgrounds
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Fitness Trails
  • Nature Trails
  • Volleyball Court
  • 8 Picnic Pavilions
  • Picnic Areas
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Driving Range
  • Snack Shops
  • Tournament Golf Course
  • Volleyball Court

Programs, festivals and events are also held at Locust Shade Park.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.

Northern Virginia Regional Parks – Fountainhead Regional Park

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Rowing the boat at Fountainhead

Fountainhead Regional Park is a part of the Northern Virginia Regional Parks system offering a wide range of activities:

Boat Ramp

Fees vary accordingly from the shore, from the ramp and for 55 years of age and above. A maximum 10 horsepower gasoline engine restriction is enforced on the Occoquan Reservoir.

Boat Rentals

Rentals are available for 3person Jon Boat, 4person Jon Boat, Canoe or Kayak

Equestrian Trails

Equestrian Trails are maintained by the Clifton Horse Society. An Equestrian Trail Map and guide will be provided.

Hiking Trails

water at Fountainhead
on the lake

Trails offered: An 8 mile Mountain Bike Trail, White Trail which is a 2 mile Pedestrian Trail and the Trailhead for the 17.5 mile Bull Run Occoquan Trail

Miniature Golf

Fun and relaxing before or after fishing / boating experience. This 18-hole miniature golf is only $2.00 for unlimited play. Open daily in summer and in weekends in spring and fall.

Mountain Biking

For those wanting to try the 8.0 mile full circuit.

Shelter Rental

A rental picnic shelter is offered for families, friends and coworkers who wish to go on a picnic at Fountainhead. Tables and Grills are already included but alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Open for rent at 3 options of: 9 AM to 3 PM, 3:30 PM to Sunset or All Day Long.

Foxy in the boat at Fountainhead
Foxy had a good time at Fountainhead

Snack Bar

A snack Bar is located in Marina Building at its observation deck providing a breath taking view of the Occoquan Reservoir while feasting on a variety of sandwiches, snacks and beverages.

Tackle Shop

Bait, lures to angling licenses are available at the tackle shop on the observation deck. Rest Rooms are also provided here.

Expert Fountainhead guides offer ecological tours and fun paddling adventures for participants’ ages 12 years and above.

Bass Tournament is also offered for angling largemouth bas

s, catfish, crappie, perch and bluegill.

Fountainhead Regional Park Schedule is as follows:

March 1 – March 19 Open for Private Boat Launch Only
March 20 – March 31 Open weekends for rentals – 8 hours per day
April 1 – October 31 Open daily
November 1 – November 14 Open weekends for rentals – 8 hours per day
November 15 – November 30 Open for Private Boat Launch Only

For more information contact:

Fountainhead Regional Park

703-250-9124

10875 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station