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Wakefield and Lake Accotink Parks

Hate to let a beautiful holiday slip by without getting in a walk. If you have no morning plans, let’s meet at Wakefield Park and take a walk around Lake Accotink!

The route: From Wakefield Park, we’ll walk south along the Cross County Trail to Lake Accotink Trail, where we’ll walk all the way around Lake Accotink and return.

The walk is 5.4 miles of smiles and should take about 2 hours. The surface is mostly flat and a mix of dirt and gravel.

Where to meet: We'll meet in the first parking lot to the left in Wakefield Park after passing the maintenance area, GPS =[masked],-77.224928.

How to get there: The Wakefield Park entrance is at the intersection of Braddock Road and West Braddock/Queensbury Roads. (GPS =[masked],-77.224638.) From I-495, take Exit 54A (Braddock Road) west for one quarter mile to the park entrance on the right. After entering the park, it’s the first parking lot to the left after the entrance to the maintenance area. (It’s surrounded by baseball diamonds.)

What to bring: Water, comfy shoes, and your furry friend if desired. This is a kids-free zone, no one under 18 please.

Administrative stuff: There are restrooms and drinking fountains in the small building (Wakefield Nature Classroom) at the meetup point parking lot. There are also facilities at Lake Accotink.

After the walk: There are a couple of likely places in Ravensworth Shopping Center if anyone would like a bite afterwards.

Notes:

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  • Diana

    Pretty good, nice views, just too many bikers.

    May 28, 2013

  • Barbara

    Nice walk, beautiful day, friendly people

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Mary

    Thanks. What a great way to start the morning and end the weekend. Looking forward to another soon.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Ellen

    Thank you John for organizing yet again another terrific hike! Beautiful weather + good conversations = great time!!!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Katherine

    Great way to spend a beautiful morning!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Kathy

    another great outing. so glad you decided to organize this at the last minute John!

    2 · May 27, 2013

  • Margret

    Wonderful way to spend Memorial Day! Fun walk and fabulous company. John, thanks for organizing this.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • John M

    Great bunch, perfect weather, fun walk! Thanks!

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Dwan

    Oh man...stayed up too late with work! Just woke up...I will have to make it on the next hike! Happy Memorial Day folks.

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like it is between two freeways? How much road traffic is there?

    May 27, 2013

  • Dianne

    Sorry I can't make it today. Have a great time.

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time out with you guys. Very excited to meet everyone :)

    May 26, 2013

  • Valerie

    Yes, I am interested in this trip, as long as you or someone can pick me up at my house on 1719 Van Port Street Alexandria, VA 22303. I am on Richmond Highway and North Kings Hwy. Alexandria, Virginia by the Wal*Mart and Chuckie Cheese.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first hike with you all. Done this one on my own, though. Looking forward to it.

    May 26, 2013

  • Todd

    First time out. Looking forward to it!

    May 26, 2013

  • Dwan

    Happy Memorial Day this will be my first event with the group!!

    May 26, 2013

  • Ellen

    Look forward to a flat hike and will leave my hiking stick in trunk! See you tomorrow under blue skies...

    1 · May 26, 2013

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