LAKE ACCOTINK PARK is located at 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield. Its 493 acres include a 55-acre lake with boating, fishing, hiking, miniature golf, a carousel, snack bar, tourboat rides, trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. Boats powered by electric motors, sailboats under 15 feet and kayaks are allowed on the lake. . Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited. Nominal fees are required for miniature golf, the carousel, rowboat, pedal boat and canoe rentals. Lake Accotink Park offers classes in fine arts, sports and fitness, dog obedience, and more. Directions: Lake Accotink may be reached from I-95 by taking Old Keene Mill Rd. west to right on Hanover Ave. to left on Highland Ave. to right on Accotink Park Rd. to front entrance on left.
Easy to get to with plenty of parking. It is a very small lake, but has a lot of trails that are well maintained. Summers are great with picnic tables and hammocks, but they are removed after summer. Many trails are very narrow making it difficult for bikers and walkers to share.
Mohamed M. on Lake Fairfax Park Trail
This was ok, not much in terms of scenary, albeit it was an early spring day with leaves still on the ground. Trail is good for mountain bikes though, passed quite a few on the way. No trail markers, or at least couldn't see any, and visitor's center wasn't helpful past handing out a map. Once you find the trail though, it's pretty straight forward to follow it. Will likely return with a mountain bike.
Sean R. on Lake Fairfax Park Trail
Very nice trail that I run 2-3x a week. More mountain bikers than runners though. For every 10 mountain bikers I see, I see one runner. Everyone shares the trail and is very courteous. My Fitbit says I do an elevation of 400 feet or roughly 31 stairs climbed, so reasonable incline work is present on the trail. Many different paths can be chosen to mix up the experience.
It's a nice trail for jogging, running, and biking. The circuit I used to run on a regular basis begins near the campgrounds (just NW of the soccer fields), passes alongside the bridge, then the lake, continues through the woods across a small stream, and around the fields. The terrain is relatively flat with a rocky patch near the bridge and a few hills to the East.