In the fall of 2020, I took the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather and investigate nature and historical sites within Fairfax County.
14 imagesFilled with classic charm, Old Town, Alexandria, is a nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that invites you to wander around, explore and soak up the lovely atmosphere, lots to see and a free trolley to try. It is home to numerous restaurants, boutiques, historic museums and an active Potomac River waterfront.
28 imagesHuntley Meadows Park features a visitor center, a beaver-created wetland with boardwalk, wildlife observation platforms, and an interpretative trail system. The park is home to abundant wildlife and is known for attracting many birds, amphibians, and plants that are considered less common in the region. Secondary-growth forest, sprinkled with several small, native-grass and wildflower meadows surround much of the wetland habitat.
24 imagesLong Branch Trail is a 4.9 mile wooded trail located near Annandale, Virginia that follows along beside a stream and is good for all skill levels.
36 imagesPhotographing nature in locations in Fairfax County: Hidden Pond Nature Sanctuary (HPNC), Lake Accotink Park (LAP) and Green Garden Park (GGP).