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Government Island, Stafford

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#89 of 212 in Parks in Virginia
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  • July 31, 2017
    Perfect place to walk your dog who loves to chase squirrels. Our leash keeps them to live another day, for the squirrels to tease more pups. People swim in the stream, fish, and sit and sightsee. Grea...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Not a long trail but a small island where most of the stone came from for buildings in Washington D.C. Not really bad for bugs either. Come and explore history.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    The Government Island nature trail is a beautiful breath taking scenic trail nestled in the heart of historic Aquia Harbor. The trail has an original rock quarry known for the rock stones used to buil...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    It is a great place to walk and enjoy. You get to see some really cool historical places and enjoy being away from the city.
  • June 3, 2017
    This is always our go to Park to get a quick nature fix. It is family Inn dog friendly and there are some great sights and sounds to experience on the trails.
  • March 18, 2017
    My dog and I like to walk around here. Roughly a 1.75 mike walk, but has the ability to become a walk of any distance if you make laps of the island. Beautiful scenery and able to step out of the world for a bit. Can get crowded on weekends with great weather.
  • July 2, 2017
    Beautiful, easy flat boardwalk and trail with plenty of shade. Great for an afternoon outing.
  • May 25, 2017
    Nice little nature trail about 1.5 miles. You can even do some fishing there.

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