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historical cultural trail

Beautiful walk - read the historical postings as you meander through the island. Lovely view of the... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Jennifer C
Stafford, Virginia
Good Place for a Run and for Kids

I run here from Aquia Harbor. Very secluded, nice trail. Also a great short trip for small kids... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
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191 Coal Landing Rd, Stafford, VA 22554-5105
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Beautiful walk - read the historical postings as you meander through the island. Lovely view of the Potomac and natural preserve areas

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

I run here from Aquia Harbor. Very secluded, nice trail. Also a great short trip for small kids. There are painted rocks hidden in the park kids can look for and hide in a different spot. Very quirky & fun for the kids.

Thank JugglerrelgguJ
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Government Island is a hidden gem! It has a great, well maintained walking path. Lots and places to stop and enjoy nature. Good for bikes, strollers, etc. you can also fish there!

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Walking through this Island,you'll enjoy the wonders of nature and see many beautiful animals to include deer and birds.

Thank billcody2014
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure why they have this to be an area attraction. It’s a mice area to go for a walk, walk your dog, fishing, and trail walking, but so are all parks normally. It is supposedly part of the endangered wetlands. It is pretty...More

Thank K S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

we read about this place somewhere and included it on the tail end of our Fredericksburg trip... it's in a kind of out of the way area near an estuary off the Potomac and/or Chesapeake Bay. It has beautiful birds & butterflies, forests, plants, flowers,...More

Thank esfesq
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We often visit Government Island, and enjoy it always. There are nice boardwalks, and clear hiking trails. We even saw an eagle! Is is not very long, and a fun, easy trek for families. Highly recommended!

Thank Cheri H
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Love the way you can separate the busy life with a beautiful nice get away at Government Island. My kids are 7 and 10 and they enjoy this park so much. They look for frogs, bugs, birds, and they love nature! You can come with...More

Thank eestremera05
Reviewed August 6, 2018

with the walk along the stream to the "island" and then around it, the wild life will please any child. Pace is great and there isn't a whole lot they can break.

Thank mdahlkamp
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We decided to have a family get away for the day. We had a wonderful view and a calming environment. It was not crowded nor noisy. We were able to enjoy and admire the fantastic view.would return again.

Thank Deitra P
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