A well-maintained trail takes visitors a short way up to where some of the sandstone was quarried for the US Capital and White House. There are informational markers along the way, the walk is peaceful and not strenuous, stroller friendly for most of the way, with even a little tree swing out over the creek for those who want to... 更多
Whether you're a runner, parents with kids, family is in town visiting (young our old), you need a breath of fresh air, you have a fishing pole in n your car!, or of course your four legged fur baby is begging for a walk, you will love this park! .5 mile paved walkway and boardwalk to get to the island... 更多
Government Island is a great place to enjoy nature and relax by the water. A portion of the trail is paved before turning into a boardwalk. Seating on the boardwalk makes for a nice break. On a weekend you will find lots of families and friendly people and willing to say hello along the way. A wonderful destination for walkers,... 更多
This is a lovely gem hidden in Stafford County. It's not a long walk - it takes about 30 minutes to walk it at a brisk pace. Paths are well maintained and the historical quarry is interesting.
Government Island is a unique historical place where the building blocks of many of Washinton DC's most famous structures had th err start. Aquia Stone the blocks that built the White House were cut from larger rock formations located on the island. Some of the areas where this work took place are visible and easy to walk in and about.... 更多
Lovely place for walking/running/hiking. The trails offer terrific views Aquia Creek, including some rather impressive homes. The hidden secret is that this area once was used to quarry sandstone used in some of the early government buildings in Washington DC. The remains of the quarry are still there and you get a sense of how much work it was to... 更多
Nice place for a casual walk and a quick history lesson. Not much else to speak of though. I was a bit disappointed at the lack of historical markers.