hiking

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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.

Leesylvania State Park is a great place to spend a day. Several hiking trails along the Potomac. Pretty easy as well, not much elevation. Beach fronts are nice and the pier is awesome. Great place!

Beautiful!

Very easy non crowded trail for this close in to D.C.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail with beautiful views of the Potomac. Highly recommended. Many great sandy areas for my dog to go swimming. I did not see any signs requiring dogs to be leashed so I was able to let me lab loose 90% of the trail. Lots of wildlife.

trail running
10 months ago

I started my run on Bushey Point Trail and connected it to Powell Creek. The trail gets pretty narrow in some spots which is can be problematic when it's populated.

The trail is easy but popular. If you want to avoid the crowd, come early.

hiking
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Easy and beautiful hike on the water

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

This walk is wonderful on a beautiful day. As other reviewers have said, there is some information about the trail on signs. There is benches, grills, and a children's play area. Currently much of the area is under construction, but that doesn't prevent you from walking the trail.

The trail is short and wonderful for people with small children or the elderly. I took my dog to test out some of our hiking equipment. It was a wonderful walk.

Please note that there is a fee to park. I think it's about $4.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Easy and beautiful hike on the water

Monday, October 31, 2016

Nice leisurely walk through the woods along the Potomac

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