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Address: 191 Coal Landing Rd., Stafford, VA 22554
Phone Number: 540 658 4864
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Beautiful scenery.

The park, mainly just a hiking trail, is a nice easy loop to take the kids or doggy for an outing. When you start out, it's a whole lot of the same thing, woods. But when you get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to walk through to enjoy nature with your family and friends, will definitely go back. We had 5 kids under the age of 8 with us and it was great for them to run around, climb and explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The park, mainly just a hiking trail, is a nice easy loop to take the kids or doggy for an outing. When you start out, it's a whole lot of the same thing, woods. But when you get to the bridge, the place opens up and it's very beautiful. We've spotted cranes there before. The hike is a nice easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Government Island, It is clean and has something for all to enjoy if you love the History and Nature.Pets are welcome also.

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

With the boardwalk and trails around the island, to the sights of nature, he water views, it's just all so beautiful. My dog loves these walks, my teenagers enjoy, as do I. About 45 minute walk and you feel great afterwards. Plenty of parking too.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Government Island is a wonderful area to walk, stroll, jog or just learn a little about history. The Island is an old quarry that was used to provide the stone for the U.S. Capital and White House. The vegetation, views and history are worth the stroll over the asphalt path and boardwalk.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The designated area was a quarry where the Aquia stone was quarried to construct many buildings in washington including the White House. The trail is well groomed and there are several plaques along the way to mark spots of significance. We went to the park to enjoy a small hike and to have a family picnic. There are spots where... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you are in the area this is a great walk with beautiful views and plaques of local history. It's a fairly flat walk so it's something you could do with younger children. With kids we have done the walk in an hour. Great place if you are looking to get out of the house and get some exercise and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This relatively new walk start on a solid and we'll build Boardwalk and then turns into a circular trail. Great walk with young children and good wheelchair access for the first part of the walk.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is my favorite spot for my family to take short walks through the woods. It's very relaxing and there is some neat history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A beautiful place to walk, with some fascinating historical markers and well maintained trails. It's a real delight whenever we get to go.

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