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Tuesday Stroll-Mason Neck State Park in Lorton VA

American Bald EagleMason 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.




Previous Tuesday Strolls in Northern Virginia

Woodlawn Plantation
The Cannons Are Still Protecting Fort Ward Park

Green Spring Gardens
Winker Botanical Preserve
Tacketts Mill Covered Bridge

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Comment balloon 14 commentsCindy Jones • October 11 2011 05:08PM

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Thanks Cindy,

Interesting facts... I am sure it is a beautiful park!

Have a great day.

Posted by Tatyana Makarov, Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Cindy   What a magnificent shot of an Eagle !  How lucky are you in Virgina to have such a park to take a stroll in .

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 8 years ago

Hi Cindy, what a beautiful eagle, so proud...looks very healthy too.

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) almost 8 years ago

Cindy:  That is really a beautiful picture of that eagle!  A rare find!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) almost 8 years ago

Cindy

Thanks for sharing the photo of the bald eagle.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 8 years ago

Cindy, beautiful photo of the bald eagle.  I've never been that close to one without them flying away.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) almost 8 years ago

Tatayana-thanks for stopping by it is a beautiful area to stroll and watch the birds.

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

Hannah-we do have a lot of local, state and national parks close by.

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

Rene-we are fotunate to have this wildlife refuge where the Bald Eagles have been able to nest and fish.

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

Jane-I get to see them regularily and am always impressed.

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

Lou-they are magnificant birds.  Well worth being our national symbol.

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

Kay-telephoto lens is the key to being able to catch up with an Eagle. 

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

Cindy....I'm yet to see one in the wild....they are an amazing bird.....nice Localism post!

Hope you have a great day!---Rob

Go Vols!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 8 years ago

Such a beautiful bird of prey! It is really my favorite large bird! You managed a fantastic shot Cindy!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 8 years ago

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