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Leesburg, VA 20175
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Owned and managed by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is an extensive botanical park. Apart from serving as an open green space for the visitors, the park is also used an event venue.
Enjoy fresh country air and pick your own fruits and vegetables about 45 minutes north of D.C. Butlers Orchard is a family-owned and operated farm open to the public throughout the year. The most popular festivity during the fall at Butlers is the apple-picking, pumpkin harvest and festival, and evening hayrides for both adults and children. Butlers Orchard also has their very own Farm Market that carries their own jams/jellies, fruit butters, and preserves, including juice-sweetened preserves. The market also sells ready-picked fruits and vegetables, gifts, candies, baked goods and cider. To escape city life and enjoy the outdoors and fresh food, take a trip to Butlers Orchards. -Shirley Hsieh
The Charles Town Races & Slots is home to the Hollywood Casino that features variety of options for gaming. Table games, a separate poker room and much more awaits you at the casino. For more details, check website.
The Congressional Golf Course features two courses—the par 70 Gold Course and the par 72 Blue Course. The latter was the site of the 1964 and 1997 U.S. Opens, the 1976 PGA and the 1995 Senior Open. Those familiar with Congressional consider it a monster of a course. Its fairways are long and tight, and it is heavily wooded. The most challenging hole is the par 4 17th, familiar to many television viewers. It is 440 yards downhill to a peninsula green.
Lake Needwood is the perfect place to visit if you want to indulge in a blissful time amidst nature. Come here on a beautiful morning and take a pleasant stroll near the lake. There are biking trails here and even trails reserved for hiking. Paddleboats can be rented out and you can spend a nice time exploring the surroundings of the lake. You can get a packed lunch and have a picnic with your family in designated the areas.
Located along the shores of the largest lake in Virginia, this golf course is one of the most eye-catching in the nation and has hosted three President Cups. The course has 18 holes and you can rent all the equipment. The golf park is open all year round and group packages are offered. With professional staff and a beautiful course, the club proves to provide golf-lovers with an amazing gaming experience!
Sunnybrook Golf Club is a beautiful golf course and a driving range in Manassas. The course is an ideal place to practice a few shots without paying a hefty fee.
The Bethesda Trolley Trail (BTT), also called the North Bethesda Trail, offers hikers and bikers an escape from the city by an accessible trail interwoven through quiet, picturesque residential neighborhoods of North Bethesda to the serene secluded paths around the National Institute of Health campus leading right into downtown Bethesda. Over 6 miles long, the trail is a combination off-street, shared-use paths, on-street links using residential streets and sidewalks; it's accessible from five different Red Line metro stops. The BTT keeps and uses most of the original trolley paths that date from the 1890s and is one of eight rails-to-trails conversions in the Washington DC area.
An easy walking path leads visitors from the parking lot through wheat and corn fields and an orchard to an 18th-century farm house. The house was typical of a poor Virginia tenant farmer in the 1770s. Volunteers work the farm and do other household chores while keeping in character in dress and speech. Children will especially enjoy the farm animals, which include cattle, turkeys, hogs, chickens, dogs and cats. Throughout the year, special events are held to demonstrate old methods of cheese making, flax processing and other ways of life.
Clara Barton spent the last years of her long, productive life at this Victorian home within walking distance of Glen Echo Park. Retired as head of the American Red Cross, she lived for nearly another decade in the house. Her creative renovations of the building resulted in a charming and intriguing curiosity. Visitors may view a film of the life of this tireless organizer and explore the home, which is furnished much as she left it. Admission is free.
Exhibitions featuring works of prominent local artists and those from around the world are held all year around. Galleries are located on the first and second floors. Impressive collections of other well-known museums are made available for viewing as a result of its association with them. Interesting educational programs are conducted for both children and adults. An on-site cafe is open during summer afternoons on weekdays.
Summit Point Motorsports Park is a well known racing track for high speed training. The circuit that comprises of three roads are used by motorcyclists, kart racing as well as amateur drivers. The various circuits include Summit Point Main, Jefferson Circuit, Shenandoah Circuit and the Washington Circuit. For adventurous drivers, this one of the most exciting places to visit.