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The Walney Visitor Center includes Walney pond, trails, the Ellanor C Lawrence Park and the visitor... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Mark H
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Chantilly, Virginia
Lovely place to walk

I usually go here to walk but there is also a nature center that kids love. There are trails... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
VirginiaMeg
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Virginia
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

A resident of Manassas, I had driven by this place for years before I finally insisted (on Father's Day, when I could do so) that the whole family accompany me on a visit and hike - we're all glad we did We learned a lot...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The Walney Visitor Center includes Walney pond, trails, the Ellanor C Lawrence Park and the visitor center. Trails through the woods abound. An especially nice visit during the spring and fall, not far from Dulles airport.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I usually go here to walk but there is also a nature center that kids love. There are trails, benches, and creeks. There are some stairs in areas but most of the area is flat

Thank VirginiaMeg
Reviewed August 8, 2017

A resident of Manassas, I had driven by this place for years before I finally insisted (on Father's Day, when I could do so) that the whole family accompany me on a visit and hike - we're all glad we did We learned a lot...More

2  Thank 211hankh
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Great place for pleasant walk through natural park environment. Interesting little visitor center and historical farm site. Lot of events occur throughout the year.

Thank steveClifton_VA
Reviewed November 20, 2016

It's a very nice area. It is very noisy though, but I guess you have to expect that when it's in a city next to a busy road and an airport. If you have a hard time walking at all, this is not the place...More

Thank 46B
Reviewed August 30, 2016

We walked around the grounds and talked with the person inside the visitor center. The day we were there they had kids coming in and asking for clues for their next part. I am sure this was a camp geared for kids to keep them...More

2  Thank flwest99
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Easy to find and free parking. The trail goes to both ends of the park and save the South end for last so you can spend time at the pond.

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed July 19, 2016

There are several nice hikes and with the pond and the visitor's center, it's always a fabulous place to take the kids. Pick a trail and just go, you will most likely see some wildlife. The visitor's center is really for the little ones, but...More

Thank RYC88
Reviewed June 3, 2016

In early June, I saw a hawk, a turtle and white-breasted nuthatch birds. If you come to Ellanor Lawrence park via Walney Rd. & Route 28, the 1st stop is the parking lot near the Mill. There is a pond for fishing (not sure what...More

1  Thank mj_2fl
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Some awesome hiking trails. This place is tucked away and a nice little escape from the hustle and bustle. Great to reconnect with nature, family hikes and if you like geocaching there are quite a few caches on these trails.

Thank JoeTD
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