Free Parking at State Parks Nov. 11

Wednesday, Nov. 10 — In honor of Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, all Virginia State Parks are offering free parking (and you don’t even have to be a veteran to enjoy it)! Spend the day hiking, boating, trail-running or just getting out to enjoy the outdoors and maybe take a few photos or videos. It’s … Continue reading

Record Attendance at Va. State Parks Continues

Mason Neck State Park

By Jim Meisner Jr. Department of Conservation and Recreation July 12, 2010 — Virginia State Parks continued the year-long trend of record attendance with an Independence Day weekend attendance of 266,739, a 22 percent increase over last year’s previous record-high of 218,889. The record-high visitation follows another record-setting holiday weekend when visitation increased 15.9 percent … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Best Bets

Friday, May 28 — With the unofficial start to summer hitting this weekend and pools opening across the area, we look at a handful of ways to spend time over the three-day weekend if you haven’t made other plans, like hitting the beach. While nothing beats a quick trip to a local ice cream shop … Continue reading

Virginia’s State Bird – The Cardinal

The cardinal, Virginia's state bird.

We’ve been visited quite often by our Virginia state bird, the cardinal, which comes to feed on seed we have on the corner of our back deck. With today, March 21, being the first full day of spring, and now that the weather has turned so beautifully sunny and warm, we thought it appropriate to … Continue reading