Did You Know These Things About Historic Huntley?

Historic Huntley is located in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County, Virginia. Huntley was the country home of Thomson Francis Mason, a grandson of George Mason. It is now a property of the Fairfax County Park Authority and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic Huntley contains a remarkable collection of buildings that are valuable both architecturally and as a relatively intact picture of local 19th-century plantation life. Continue reading

Enjoy Nature And Wildlife At Huntley Meadows Park

Huntley Meadows Park

Huntley Meadows Park, the largest park operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority is located in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County, Virginia, south of the city of Alexandria. Huntley Meadows Park is a well managed 1500 acre wetland in Fairfax County. Twenty years ago beavers dammed a small creek flowing through some forested land donated by the US to Fairfax County. The pond they created attracted wildfowl, turtles, snakes, and the like. Fairfax built a boardwalk and visitor center and the park became quite popular. Over the years silt from developments in the area filled up the wetlands and much of the fauna departed. Last year a major restoration of the park was completed and the results are fantastic. Wildfowl and beavers are back in droves and are easy to watch. Continue reading