Easy Easter Sunday walk along the Accotink Stream Valley Trail - Springfield, VA

Hey Super Troopers!!!

Since our walk falls on Easter Sunday, as your favorite organizer I'd like to take the time to remind everyone to please don't forget to enjoy those Peeps..yes, those sugar-coated, brightly-colored, exceedingly delightful, and extremely delicious marshmallow candies!!! My siblings and I used to eat a ton of those when were kids. Oh to be 6 again!

The Accotink Stream Valley Trail is component of the Cross County Trail, which stretches across Fairfax County from south to north. We’ll follow the stream as it leaves behind the restraint of the Lake Accotink dam and winds its way through a wooded valley to the Potomac River. 

As usual, this will be a 2-hr walk (5.5 miles of smiles). The trail is flat with an aphalt surface for our entire stretch, with a fairweather crossing. We’ll pick up the trail around Mile 28.5 and head south towards Mile 31 and then retrace our steps.

How to get there: LakeAccotink is reached from I-95 by taking Old Keene Mill Rd. west to right on Hanover Ave. Turn left on Highland Ave. and then right on Accotink Park Rd. Watch for the entrance on the left. If you are coming from Franconia Rd., note that Franconia Rd. becomes Old Keene Mill Rd. in Springfield. We’ll meet in the parking lot.

What to bring: yourself, your furry friend, water, comfy shoes, and cool sunglasses. Please remember for legal purposes, this is a kid-free zone, no one under 18 please. As always, if you have questions, going to be late, or just want to say hello, my number is (301) 712-5880.

Hope you'll come to the dance!

albert

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  • Prash V.

    i never expected when you were taking pictures on the go, but after i looked at the pictures u uploaded i thought again is that the place i hiked..? so finally i can say nice pics Myrna Perez.

    April 1, 2013

    • Myrna P.

      Aw, thanks, Prash! Glad you like them. :)

      April 1, 2013

  • Tori

    So glad to be out walking.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Donnita

    Thanks Albert! I'm so glad you didn't cancel. It was a great walk.

    2 · March 31, 2013

  • Margaret R.

    Great hike and company, thanks for organizing Albert!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Cindy

    Albert, thanks so much for planning this great rain free walk in the woods. So glad you didn't cancel!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • pat

    nice group easy conversation

    March 31, 2013

  • Linda C.

    Omg i overslept :( it's too late for me to go

    March 31, 2013

  • Jyoti

    ...sorry woke up with a head cold! :(

    March 31, 2013

  • Ann M.

    Bonehead here overslept. Hope you guys have fun!

    March 31, 2013

    • Peter C

      You still have time

      March 31, 2013

  • Jacqueline F.

    My dog doesn't want to go today. Sorry next time. Enjoy.

    March 31, 2013

  • marcella

    Hello
    I am coming form DC and was wondering if any one comng from that direction will allow me to carpool with them.
    Thanks

    March 30, 2013

    • marcella

      Rhode Island ave.

      March 31, 2013

    • Peter C

      Can you get to white flint metro or falls church asap.

      March 31, 2013

  • Chris

    Sorry can't make it.

    March 31, 2013

  • Wayne

    Hey guys count me out not going to make it .

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Morning Troopers! Happy Easter Sunday!! Looks like it's just going to be cloudy and no rain for the duration of the walk. Temps: about 50 degrees, winds SE at 5 mph. The rain will come around 2PM, so we'll just be able to beat the rain. Don't worry, we'll be fine, as such, the walk is still on. Have a great day!

    March 31, 2013

  • Peter C

    Is there a rain plan? I don't mind getting wet but I'm sure if it's pouring, it won't be as fun.

    March 31, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Is it still a go in the rain?

    March 31, 2013

  • Bill

    The National Weather Service is predicting a 95% chance of rain/showers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Easter.

    March 31, 2013

  • Linda C.

    Hi!! I'm new to Va and I really don't know anyone, so I'm excited to join this walk and meet new people

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I just joined! I live like literally 5 minutes from accotink.

    March 29, 2013

  • Wayne

    Will the hike be mostly flat land ???

    March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes, flat the whole way

      March 28, 2013

    • Wayne

      Good

      March 28, 2013

  • Jacqueline F.

    Can I bring my dog?

    1 · March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      always!

      March 28, 2013

  • Wayne

    If it won`t be cold or rainy I`m in.

    March 28, 2013

  • Ann M.

    I'll come if Albert brings Peeps for the hike. :)

    March 28, 2013

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