Civil War Trails

Civil War Trails

Civil War Trails® has been working with communities since 1994 to share their stories and connect visitors with small towns and big stories across a network that now spans six states. Travelers look to Trails to put them in the footsteps of the generals, soldiers,...
Widewater State Park

Widewater State Park

On a peninsula where Aquia Creek and the Potomac River meet, Widewater provides access to both bodies of water. The park lies on non-contiguous parcels surrounded by private property. Two parcels are open for access. The park has a visitor center, picnic shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, canoe-kayak launches and a hiking trail. The park will highlight the area’s natural, historic and recreational resources.

Chichester Park

Chichester Park

Stafford’s Chichester Park opened in 2014 and is a great place for groups to host tournaments, games, or practices. This park is adjacent to major transportation thoroughfares providing easy access for families to the park and other destinations throughout Stafford....
Stafford Civil War Park

Stafford Civil War Park

This 41-acre park tells the story of the Army of the Potomac’s Winter Encampment in 1863. More than 135,000 soldiers occupied Stafford County while their new commander, General Joseph Hooker rebuilt his army. This critical time has been referred to in...
Government Island

Government Island

Located in the middle of Stafford I-95 exit 140, Visit the quarry where the U.S. Government’s most famous buildings were born. Government Island, a historic 18th and 19th century quarry site provided Aquia sandstone for the construction of the U.S. Capitol and...
Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve

Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve

Crow’s Nest is, simply, a beautiful place and considered highly significant from numerous standpoints. Topography is varied, with the high narrow ridgeline rising 160 feet above two tidally influenced creeks: Potomac and Accokeek. The peninsula is deeply...
Patawomeck Park

Patawomeck Park

By now it is no secret that Stafford’s open spaces make for great parks which are perfect for athletes engaged in a variety of sports. At Patawomeck Park, guests can utilize two lighted and irrigated 60/70’ diamond fields and two lighted and irrigated rectangular...
Smith Lake Park

Smith Lake Park

This 17-acre site located on Doc Stone Road in northern Stafford features three baseball fields (60, 70 and 90-foot) and two synthetic turf soccer fields, all lighted and irrigated. Other amenities include one large and one small picnic pavilion, paved trails, a...
Willowmere Park

Willowmere Park

A familiar home to hosting events, Willowmere Park offers three 60’ diamond fields, one lighted 90’ baseball field, three rectangular fields, and plentiful open space. Other amenities include a playground, restrooms, and a picnic area to feed hungry mouths after the...
Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park

Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park

This Ferry Farm Park takes advantage of the area’s natural beauty in a serene setting along the Rappahannock River. There are two 60/70’ lighted and irrigated diamond fields and one 90’ lighted and irrigated baseball field along with two lighted rectangular fields....
Belmont – Ferry Farm Trail

Belmont – Ferry Farm Trail

Enjoy a two mile hike through three public parks in southern Stafford County.  Scenic beauty surrounds you as the path winds through the Historic Port of Falmouth.  The path is fully paved and provides scenic stops along the way.  Hike It, Walk It,...

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