Mason Neck State Park Lorton VA Respite From A Long Week

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Mason Neck State Park -Cindy Jones

Mason Neck State Park along with the Elizabeth Hartwell National Wildlife Refugee combine to create close to 2000 acres of tranquility within 15 minutes of the bustling community of Lorton VA and Fort Belvoir.  The park sits on a peninsula of land with three bodies of water, Pohick Bay, Belmont Bay and the Potomac River creating the shorelines.

The Mason Neck peninsula is named after George Mason who's home Gunston Hall is just a across the road from the park.  Originally the area was part of a 5,000 acre corn and tobacco plantation. Regular visistors to the area included George Washington who lived just few miles down river at Mount Vernon.

The area is known as one of the most prominent Bald Eagle nesting grounds in our area.   This morning heading out for an early walk before the predicted rainstorm we only saw one Bald Eage.  However we were treated to an array of butterflies, frogs and turtles enjoying the wetland portion of the park.

Taking a walk along the trails at Mason Neck State Park is a great way to unwind after a long week.  Hope you have a great Sunday.

 

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Pamela Smith
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Cindy,

You chose a wonderful place to walk and write about.  Beautiful picture.

August 19, 2012 04:07 PM
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Cindy Jones
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Than-I believe it's a Swallowtail.

August 20, 2012 05:30 AM
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Cindy Jones
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Alexandra-it's a good time of year to find Butterflies in VA.  There were loads of them yesterday in Mason Neck State Park.

August 20, 2012 05:31 AM
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Cindy Jones
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Pamela-we went walking looking for Eagles but instead ended up finding lots of beautiful creatures on the flowers.

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Hi Cindy,

That is a fantastic photograph and how lucky to have this reserve just 15 minutes from you. Thanks for sharing!

August 22, 2012 09:47 AM
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