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“Great Sunday Afternoon for the Family”
Review of Burke Lake Park

Burke Lake Park
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Aiea, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Afternoon for the Family”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We just returned from an afternoon at Burke Lake Park. We had to pay $10 for the car load as we are not Fairfax County residents but it was worth it. I was in the mood for a walk so we followed the 4.7 mile trail around the lake. It was fairly flat and through the woods so the direct sunlight wasn't on us. I didn't find it overly buggy but we did have Off bug spray applied. There were mile markers on the trail as well as fitness stations.

While we didn't partake in the other actitivies we saw a mini golf place, ice cream stand, picnic tables, and ultimate frisbee course.

I can't wait to return next weekend with my bike to ride the trail.

Visited June 2013
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Excellent county park”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Good water sports rentals; great round lake hiking path, plenty of picnic pavilions; also has miniature train, ice cream concession and golf course.

Visited October 2012
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Virginia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful park”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a lovely park with a nice train ride for the small kids. The cost to ride the train and carousel is a little high, but it is fun for them and a nice place to visit.

Visited August 2012
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Quiet get away in Fairfax”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a great place to spend the day or a few hours. The five mile trail around the lake is well maintained. The only downside is watching out for bicyclists on the same trail.

Visited May 2013
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Stafford
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice Walk, but watch for Bikes!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

I love the looped path/trail - it's a great variation of terrain. But if you're walking or running, you have to watch out for people on their bikes. They will bowl you over! I've just about been taking out many times - they fly around the bend with no regards for anyone else and no concept of sharing the path. Minus those people, it's a great nearby get-away.

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