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The Government Island nature trail is a beautiful breath taking scenic trail nestled in the heart of historic Aquia Harbor. The trail has an original rock quarry known for the rock stones used to build many of the Washington Monument buildings at our State Capital....More
Great place to commune with nature. You can select how far you want to walk the island. There are also spots that you can go in the water and cool off. Have seen kids use the rope swing to jump in the water which is...More
This is a great little hike, mostly on either well mulched trails or wooden walkways. the island was used as a quarry for the stone that was used to build the whitehouse and Capital. you can still see where the stones were cut. It's an...More
As others have stated, this is certainly a hidden gem. Great to walk with your family, and can be easily turned from a very mild walk into a medium hike challenge. Great if you have dogs too. I recommend that you bring water to hydrate...More
Ever hear of Government Island? Neither did I until a couple of years ago. But let me tell you -- it is a MUST see for everyone in your family. Since discovering Government Island, I have been there with the Cub Scouts, I have been...More