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“Great afternoon hike”

Algonkian Regional Park
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence
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Sterling, Virginia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great afternoon hike”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great to take the family & kids on an afternoon hike! They also have a playground if you have little ones

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Cindyzim_12
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Ashburn, Virginia
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Family Day”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This park offered a lot of different activities for my three children. From a reasonably priced waterpark, picnic areas, nature trails to explore, and a playground area. The perfect place to have some family fun.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank Alma T
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Washington DC
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45 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice Busy Park with Great Views of the Potomac”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

This place is good for what I use it for. I go here with my dogs for short hikes. I have not taken advantage of the full spectrum of what Algonkian Park has to offer. Nor will I ever, since much of it is geared towards children. However for a very local place it works in a pinch with great views of the Potomac River. The downside...it's a well used park. So, you do not go here if you want a secluded experience. And if you have dogs, be very prepared for most park visitors to be visibly afraid of them.

The park offers a waterpark, boat launch, golfing, rental cabins, access to golfing and a small trail system.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank MountainDream
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Fairfield, California
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77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Cabins are very nice for families”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

We recently stayed for four nights at the cabins. The park is beautiful, right on the Potomac.
The golf course is gorgeous and very difficult. The water park is small, but nice. There is a miniature golf course (18 holes) and ample hiking trails.
A few things I would have liked to know before coming to the park:
1. No alcohol allowed period. Even for guests of the cabin. Although it wasn’t like any one checked.
2. Park closes at dark. Cabin guests are locked in but they do provide a key to the gate if necessary.
3. The towels are really poor. Bring you own. Don't say I didn't warn you!
4. Bring bug repellant in summer. You might also need a mouse trap. Cabin 4 has a pretty good sized mouse.
5. The beds are doubles, twins, or sofa beds. No queens or kings here.
6. Kitchens are well equipped.
7. Good wi-fi in cabin 4. Not sure about the others but I assume so.
8. Beds are firm but generally good.
9. Very nice laundry facility.
10. They could really use an exterminator. Lots of critters.
11. Cabin guests have free access to the water park, miniature golf, pool, and discounted greens fees at the golf course.

Overall, a very nice stay.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank osodoro
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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a nice wonderful picnic spot”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

also, there is golf, and swimming. a really great family place.hey also have cabins that are a really great options to the hotels in the DC area. there is bus access during the week to get to the metro system in DC right outside the park. a real perk for a vacation

Visited June 2012
Thank Anne M
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