State Fair of Virginia – Doswell, Virginia

October 3, 2012
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State Fair of Virginia – Doswell, Virginia

  The State Fair of Virginia is currently running this year through October 7, 2012. The fairgrounds at Meadows Event Park, nearly saw the end of the annual fair earlier this year after some financial hardships, but the event was saved.   This fair is much like the county fairs I have grown up...

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Henry Hill Loop Trail- Manassas Battlefield, Virginia

September 29, 2012
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Henry Hill Loop Trail- Manassas Battlefield, Virginia

  Distance: 1.2 mile loop Difficulty: Easy   The Henry Hill Loop Trail is a historic loop trail beginning at the Visitor’s Center of Manassas National Battlefield Park. The loop begins out the back door of the Visitor Center and Museum. From here, the trail is not a typical hiking trail, but rather an...

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Farms to Forest Loop and Extension–Prince William National Forest

September 21, 2012
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Farms to Forest Loop and Extension–Prince William National Forest

Distance: 2.7 mile loop (1 mile loop along Farms to Forest and 1.7 mile loop along the Farms to Forest Extension). Difficulty: Easy The Farms to Forest Loop and the Farms to Forest Loop extension trail are two trails in Prince William Forest near the Oak Ridge Campground.  This trail gets its name from...

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God Bless the USA – Happy Independence Day America

July 4, 2012
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Golden Orb Trail – Long Key State Park, Florida

June 22, 2012
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Golden Orb Trail – Long Key State Park, Florida

Distance: 1.2 mile loop Difficulty: Easy   The Golden Orb Trail, named after the native, Golden Orb Spider, is a 1.2 mile long hiking loop through a five very different ecosystems on Long Key. Beginning along a boardwalk next to the visitor parking area, the trail first walks over a section of mangroves and...

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