hiking

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wildlife

Mason Neck State Park is on a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River on the east. The peninsula is an active heron rookery. The park also attracts several other migrating and non-migrating species of birds, including tundra swans and assorted species of duck. Bald eagles also inhabit the area. The park boasts several hundred acres of hardwood forests consisting of oaks, holly, hickory and other species of trees. In addition, several wetland areas are also found in Mason Neck. Land was purchased over the years from the Nature Conservancy. The park connects with a National Wildlife Refuge, which is more than 2,000 acres. The park opened to the public in 1985.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice hike to the observation blind. We saw a Great Egret and a Great Blue Heron in the march area!

hiking
1 month ago

Some pretty views when you get to the loop. A very easy hike. Great for after work.

hiking
3 months ago

Great paved trail with light elevation. Quiet-I saw one other person on the trail during both mid morning weekdays.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail though if you have knee issues be careful.

Had a fun hike. Gorgeous day to get out. It was pretty empty at 10 am. More people showed up after noon.