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Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park

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Address: Balls Bluff Rd., NE, Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone Number: 703 737-7800
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Off the Beaten Path

This is a cool place if you enjoy history. You must walk from the parking lot, but there are good historical markers to read and trails to take you out to look at the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walk along this trail to the Potomac every Thankgiving morning. It's beautiful at this time of year. We don't spend any time at the cemetery, but it is unusual because it is so small. We usually spend about an hour because we like to spend a little time down by the water.

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Thank Boonstra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Perfect for runners, hikers, dog walkers, and history buffs. Learn about the civil war battle and take in the beautiful scenery of the park and the Potomac River. I have been coming here for years and never get tired of it.

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Thank Gracehorvath
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We decided to check this place out based on a great recommendation from a friend. He was right! Great hike with amazing views and so nice to combine with learning a bit of history as well. Definitely recommend!

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Thank erisley2015
No. VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is a cool place if you enjoy history. You must walk from the parking lot, but there are good historical markers to read and trails to take you out to look at the river. It's quiet, not heavily traveled, but a good piece of our country's history - local style.

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Thank tntcyclist
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This regional park was great and I am already planning on taking my parents when they visit next. There are signs all over about the historic Civil War battle as well as several trails available for hiking. The Park is right on the Potomac River, with well marked paths that are spread with mulch to help with erosion and mud.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely park that was once a battlefield. It's located inside an inconspicuous subdivision, and it's easy to find, thanks to signage. I recommend stopping in for a walk through some nice scenery.

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Leesburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This is a great place to escape the city, and take a very relaxing walk in the woods. It is safe foe small kids, enjoyable, well-maintained and..... educational to boot! It is one of our "go to" places in Leesburg to just get out in nature. This and Rust sanctuary are both gems!

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Thank Terry E
Leesburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This park is located at the back of a normal subdivision, so you would almost miss it if you weren't looking for it. Thus it isn't normally too crowded. It has some nice walking trails, but located in the regional park is a national park where the cemetery is located. You can also walk to the Potomac River.

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Thank GingerWas
Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

A beautiful park in the summer and a gorgeous experience in the winter! The trails could be blazed a bit better....not as much of an issue in the summer for sure.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A minor engagement when the Union forces tried to cross the Potomac, ended dying on the bluffs under heavy Confederate fire.

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