Mason Neck State Park along with the Elizabeth Hartwell National Wildlife Refuge combine to create close to 2000 acres of tranquility within 15 minutes of the bustling community of Lorton VA and Fort Belvoir. The park sits on a peninsula of land with three bodies of water, Pohick Bay, Belmont Bay and the Potomac River creating the shorelines.
The Mason Neck peninsula is named after George Mason who's home Gunston Hall is just a across the road from the park. Originally the area was part of a 5,000 acre corn and tobacco plantation. Regular visistors to the area included George Washington who lived just few miles down river at Mount Vernon.
The area is known as on of the most prominent Bald Eagle nesting grounds in our area. In the spring and summer you walk through the park scanning the skies for Eagles and fledglings learning to fish in the river. Though Eagles are what draw many visitors to the park there are a lot of other creatures who call the park home too. Sometimes you have to look closely to find them but they are all around.
If you are moving to Northern Virginia, Lorton or Fort Belvoir, put Mason Neck State Park and Gunston Hall on your list of things to see. If you need help with your house hunting give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213. Let us show you not only the neighborhoods to live but places to relax as well.
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