Exploring Riverbend Park in Great Falls

Riverbend Park is located in Great Falls, Fairfax County. Riverbend Park Covers an area of 400 acres having forests, meadows, and ponds. Riverbend Park is tucked away in a remote river setting and is the only riverfront park of the Fairfax County Park Authority. There are a number of trails in the park which include a 2.5-mile portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail linking national and regional parkland. Canoeists and kayakers can enjoy many islands of the Potomac River in the park. 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