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Beat the Dog Days of Summer At Burke Lake Park

Burke Lake Park in Fairfax County VAThe dog days of summer are starting to creep into Fairfax County.  When they do one of the best local places to escape is Burke Lake Park.

Burke Lake Park  is located just off of Route 123 and a few miles from the City of Fairfax. With over 850 acres including a 220 acre lake there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. For the walkers, joggers and bikers the 5 mile dirt loop around the lake is a great way to take in all of the vistas. For the youngsters the miniature train ride chugging along at 10 MPH is a hoot. Want to get in a round of golf? You can do that too at the 18 hole Par 3 course.

The Frisbee golf course is a challenge for young and old, though for the life of me the fun of trying to throw a Frisbee through a hoop eludes me! For the young and young at heart stop by and give the Carousel a whirl and don't forget to bring your stale bread to feed the ducks. Guaranteed you will be attacked without it!

For the guys who like to fish you can rent a small electric powered boat or canoe and cast your line. Make sure you have a valid fishing license. It's the law!

One of the best things about the park is that no matter what season you go you will find the park well maintained and friendly park staff around to help.

Burke Lake Park is just one example of the benefits of living in Fairfax County. With over 25,000 acres of parkland maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority you can find a park just around the corner from almost any neighborhood in the county.

See you around the park!

Maps of Burke Lake Park Activities

 

Photo Credit: rla579 from Flickr

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Comment balloon 22 commentsCindy Jones • June 19 2010 08:52AM

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Beautiful photo of a place I would enjoy beating the heat.

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 8 years ago

Hi Cindy, I sat across the aisle from you at raincamp. Burke lake park is one of the first places I think of when I want to take the family out for a day "at the park." The day before we had to put our invalid dog down, we took her to the park and pulled her around in a wagon. She was a very happy dog in her last few hours and the memories of that day at Burke Lake Park will remain etched in my mind.

Posted by Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC (Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office) over 8 years ago

Burke Lake Park looks gorgeous ... fabulous picture!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 8 years ago

Cindy, I love love love that photo you chose!  Great stuff, and  a wonderful way to enjoy summer!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 8 years ago

Hi Cindy, that is the most beautiful photo I've ever seen! That sky is awesome! Certainly a pretty place to beat the heat!

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 8 years ago

Cindy, Great photo did you take this?  I think taking time off is just as important as working hard- You shouldn't do one without the other.

Kellie

Posted by Kellie Morrissey, CO Realtor CRS, GRI, CDPE (Keller Williams Realty Success LLC) over 8 years ago

Cindy, really nice photo, looks like a great place to hang out. Hope your having a great summer.

Posted by Nick Zappa, Professional treatment of our clients, brings awes (Eagles Wings Realty) over 8 years ago

Cindy, the dog days of summer are quickly approaching. Looks like a great place to spend the day doing any one of the things you mention...have a great weekend

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 8 years ago

Cindy - love the picture! Burke Lake Park sounds like a great place to go for a vacation.

Posted by Maria Mastrolonardo, Realtor, Naperville, IL Real Estate (RE/MAX of Naperville) over 8 years ago

Cindy:  That's a great pic of Burke Lake Park.  I used to go there and play frisbee golf a few times a month every summer during my college years.  This is a great place.  And I love the train and carousel for the young kids (or adults like me that think they are kids.)

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 8 years ago

Allen-I've spent many a summer day hanging out at Burke Lake Park.  Plenty of places to hide in the shade.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Tom-I"m sorry to hear about your dog.  There is no doubt that Burke Lake Park is a great place for both humans and pets.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Pippa-BLC is a terrific place for fun.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Kristin-the photo popped out at me.  Credit to the photographer for their skills.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Jackie-I'm an early morning person at the park.  Love to ride around the trail before it gets crowded and of course before it hits 90 degrees.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Kellie-no I didn't take the photo. Photo credit is given through Creative Commons license on Flickr.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Nick-I"m working on it!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Gerry-back attcha.  Enjoy your Sunday.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Maria-you can actually camp at the park so if you want a "staycation" you can.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Chris Ann-one summer my son worked at concession stand by the train station.  For the first time in his life I think he reached his limit of ice cream and hot dogs.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

What a great (and timely) Localism post! Nothing like time at the lake to beat the summer heat ;-)

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Russell-considering it is going to be in the high 90's here for the rest of the week I suspect Burke Lake will be crowded.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

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