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Leesylvania opened in 1992. In 1978, noted philanthropist Daniel Ludwig donated the land to the state for a park. A national historical society, the Society of Lees of Virginia, was instrumental in securing the donation. Locally the area is known as Freestone Point, referring to the sandstone early settlers took from the property for building. Henry Lee III (Light Horse Harry) was born here at what was then Leesylvania Plantation in Colonial America. This Revolutionary War hero would later father the Confederate General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame.

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2 days ago

I liked it. It was an easy trail but not boring. I loved the whole park.

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2 days ago

Made a nice loop with Bushy point Trail. The day was perfect for hiking.

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2 days ago

I looped it with Powell Creek and loved it. The day was cool and nice. I thought it might rain but it never did.

Nice park with nice staff. I enjoyed the time here.

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2 days ago

Nice walk in the woods. Seems like a lot of vertical for the location.

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2 days ago

I agree with Shannon that it was a little boring compared to the other trails in the park.

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2 days ago

Woods, water, history and watershed. This trail is more into education and less into history. I combined it with Bushy Point Trail for a nice loop.

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2 days ago

A nice hike on a nice day. It was too cold for sitting, but perfect for hiking. I loved the bridges and the water views along the Potomac.

I loved the water views. All Virginia State Parks are nice and this one is no exception.

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2 days ago

Nice hike. A little nature, a little history and a mostly easy trail.

Easy and beautiful hike on the water

Nice leisurely walk through the woods along the Potomac

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3 months ago

Great trail for a jog/hike with my dog! The first part is pretty easy for a jog, but it started to get a little muddy (it was raining) so we just hiked. My dog loved it and the stops were really cool!

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5 months ago

Loved the trail and especially nature and the bridges. We got off the trail accidentally after coming across the 3rd bridge so use the map to stay on track. There are numerous trails.

Very pretty to walk along the shoreline, the docks, foot bridges to watch the boats and those picnicking. Love anyplace that welcomes our walking our dogs. Interesting historic markers. Navy band and fireworks were a lovely surprise for our family entertainment. Sadly a bit of trash, but mostly clean.

Went with my 5 year old and he loved it, even though it was unplanned still had a great day

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8 months ago

An easy mix of narrow and wide trail with pleasant rolling and steep points. We took the dogs and had a great time.

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1 year ago

Good easy hike with my 4 year old grandson. Had a chance to stop and use my Jetboil minimo. Grandson loves eating mountain house Spaghetti and meatballs.

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2 years ago

good trail if you have kids. otherwise it is boring trail but with interesting information along the trail. it has a playground for kids to play and amble picnic tables. excellent place to go in the spring.