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Running Trails

Burke Lake Park (~4.5 mi loop)

This is a flat, woodland trail following the jagged contours of 218 acre Burke Lake. The hike is a clockwise circuit, at first paralleling the miniature railroad, then circling to the far side of the lake to skirt the edge of the campground and an orienteering course. A natural area harbors a variety of wildlife including beavers, red fox, deer and muskrats. Vesper Island, visivle for the lake edge, is a state waterfoul refuge.
Although often crowded in summer and warm weekends, this is a delightful walk at any time of year. The lake is a wintering spot for numerous species of waterfowl, spring brings an array of wildflowers, and fall is a riot of color.

I-495 to I-66; I-66 west to VA 123; VA 123 south about 9 mi to park entrance on left, just beyond golf course. Follow signs to marina and park in lot. (An entrance fee, $6, is charged seasonally for non-residents of Fairfax County)

Lake Accotink Park (~3.5 mi loop)

Wide, gentle trail starting along Lake Accotink. There are rest benches along the way, and plenty of opportunity to just sit and watch the wildlife around the lake. The trail follows along up the creek aways, and branches off to the Wakefield side. Turn left here, cross the bridge and climb the short hill. From here you'll follow Danbury Forest Dr. a very short way through a housing and school area. There's a trail marker right infront of the school! Then your right back onto the dirt again. This time more elevated above the lake. Follow the trail down to the damn at the end. Cross over, and your back at the marina

From I-95 by take Old Keene Mill Rd. west to right on Hanover Ave. to left on Highland Ave. to right on Accotink Park Rd. to front entrance on left

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Cycling/MTB Trails

W&OD Trail

A 45-mile multi-use, paved trail.  Please visit Friends of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail's website for mileage, parking and directions:

Mt. Vernon Trail

From Downtown Washington, DC: take 14th Street Bridge south towards Virginia. Take exit for Mount Vernon/National Airport; this puts you on the George Washington Memorial Parkway southbound; continue past National Airport, through Old Town Alexandria (for two miles, the Parkway becomes Washington Street through Old Town; when, you reach the city limits, you are back on the Parkway). Follow the parkway to Mt. Vernon. Trail head is at the back of the parking lot

Schaffer Farms (mtb)

Shaeffer Farms is an extremely popular mountain biking and equestrian destination with several excellent singletrack loops covering almost 12 miles of rolling terrain. Trails offer something for all levels, but tend toward fast and smooth hardpack singletrack, with moderate climbs, and a good number of log and ramped log hops. Some technical sections will require beginners to dismount, but intermediates should find most sections rideable and challenging. Trails can be crowded on weekends, with much lighter use during the weekdays.

Fountainhead Regional Park (mtb)

description coming soon.

Wakefield (mtb)

description coming soon.

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Swim Facilities

Oak Marr Rec Center
Wakefield Rec Center