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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Burke Lake Loop - Fairfax Station, VA

Hey Super Troopers!!!

Since our walk will take place on March 17, I'd like to wish all our Irish friends a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Btw, to all the pretty girls in the group, don't forget to kiss me...I'm Irish!! And to all the rest of you troopers: May good luck be with you wherever you go, and may your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.

With its golf course, volleyball courts, picnic areas, and playgrounds, Burke Lake Park has a lot to offer kids of all ages. But no matter what activity you choose, you'll be surrounded by the natural beauty of it all, which revolves around a 218-acre lake. And like my heart, the lake is clean and pure.

This loop walk will last about 1.5-hrs (4.7 miles of smiles). The flat trail is comprosed of dirt and hard pavement. --It's just a great trail for a late winter walk and one of my favorites!

How to get there: from I-495, take the Braddock Road West exit and travel approximatly 2 miles.Turn left onto Burke Lake Road (at Kings Park Shopping Center).Follow Burke Lake Road for 5 miles. Turn left onto Ox Road (Route 123 South). The golf course entrance is the first left off Ox Road (Route 123). The park entrance is the second left off Ox Road (Route 123).

Where to meet: once you enter the park and pass through the gate, go straight and follow the signs to the marina. The road will dead-end into a large parking lot. We'll meet at the trail head, which is near the entrance of this parking lot.

What to bring: yourself, your furry friend, water, and cool sunglasses! There's no park entrance fee for non-Fairfax County residents this time of year (you're welcome!). Please remember, this is a kid-free zone, no one under 18 please. And as always, if you have questions, are lost, going to be late, or just wanna say hello, my number is (301) 712-5880.

Hope you'll come to the dance!

-albert

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  • Sheri R

    Thanks for leading us, John. It was good weather for hiking at the relatively fast pace I like!

    March 17, 2013

  • Ada

    Another great venue--even if there was some drizzling rain. Thanks John for stepping up for Albert and keeping this event on the calendar.

    March 17, 2013

  • John M

    Great bunch, nice walk! Just barely beat the weather, I think...

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for organizing this event. I enjoyed our hike.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks John for leading another enjoyable hike.

    March 17, 2013

  • Cindy

    John, Thanks so much for taking the lead. Great way to start the day.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Jim

    Great time -- as usual!

    March 17, 2013

  • Grace Paine T.

    I'm very sorry to miss this. Family interruption!

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't know the group was coming to my hood. It was cool running into everyone on the trail.

    March 17, 2013

  • Shamoon

    Albert,
    Thanks for organizing. Alas, I have to change my RSVP. I hope to make to next hike.

    Happy St Patrick's Day,
    Shamun

    March 17, 2013

  • LaRue

    Can't make it :-( Had a very late night at another meetup last night and just now getting going. Enjoy everyone - a great day for a hike!

    March 17, 2013

  • Ilana

    Sorry, can't make it today. Hopefully next time.

    March 17, 2013

  • Shela C. T.

    Can't make it today. Have a great hike!

    March 17, 2013

  • Karen

    Looking forward to a beautiful walk around the lake.

    March 17, 2013

  • Margret

    Woke up ill this morning. Sorry to have to miss the walk. Have a wonderful

    March 17, 2013

  • Iris

    Unfortunately, something came up and I won't be able to make it.

    March 17, 2013

  • Karen

    Still getting over the flu. Have a great time. Wish I were there!

    March 16, 2013

  • Laurel B.

    The weather looks like I wont make it tomorrow.. Guess I will have to go find green beer somewhere.

    March 16, 2013

  • JoAhn

    Can't make it due to prior commitment.

    March 15, 2013

  • JoAhn

    I can't make it due to prior commitment.

    March 15, 2013

  • Wayne

    Looking forward doing this :)

    March 12, 2013

  • Alison L.

    Wow, I feel so lucky. I just joined the group and we are doing one of my favorite walks this weekend. Yay!

    March 12, 2013

  • Dawn

    New to the area and looking for a walking/hiking group to enjoy the outdoors on Saturdays.

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New in town and looking for a nice walk in the nature

    March 11, 2013

  • Veronika P.

    I am bringing my two little dogs:-)

    March 11, 2013

  • Jacqueline F.

    Am bringing my dog. !!

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    + 2 furry friends

    March 9, 2013

  • tito d.

    Yo hikers. Tad Daley here. This will be my first trek with you cats -- an Irishman joining in on St. Paddy's morn. But, since my favorite wife will be coming along as well, all the "pretty girl kisses" will have to be directed toward Albert.

    March 8, 2013

  • Doris

    ops sorry can't go

    March 7, 2013

  • Doris

    ops sorry can't go

    March 7, 2013

  • Lisa

    I can't wait!

    March 6, 2013

  • Alisa L.

    Look forward to meeting you all.

    March 5, 2013

  • Yingxin S.

    I like hiking and walking .and I 'd like to meet new friend .

    March 5, 2013

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