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During Covid, when we needed a change of scenery of our four walls, we explored some day trips to see water — which is my happy place. If you need a change of scenery and are looking for (cheap) ways to get yourself some beach time, here are some suggestions for a day trip:
Colonial Beach, Virginia: 90 minutes away from Tyson’s, easy parking, on the Potomac River so very few waves, shallow water, fishing pier. Beware of jellyfish as the water temps get warmer.
Aquia Landing Park, Stafford, Virginia: About an hour from Tyson’s, this 32-acre park is free and is a popular fishing spot and beach for swimming.
Sandy Point, Annapolis, Maryland: An hour drive from Tyson’s, Sandy Point is a popular beach for a day just before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge with lots of space for distancing, sand and water. There is a $4-5 per person fee to use the beach. No pets.
Mason Neck State Park, Lorton, Virginia: This small hidden gem is located under an hour from Tyson’s and offers fishing, canoe and kayak rentals (first come, first served), swimming and walking trails.
Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, Virginia: 32 square miles with 500 miles of shoreline, SML offers everything from fishing, boat rentals, swimming, etc. A huge community has built here so there’s also shopping, dining, entertainment, etc.
Lake Anna State Park, Spotsylvania, Virginia: About 2 hours away, sand and water for swimming and playing, camping grounds for overnight stays, no tents allowed on the beach, lots of walking trails. There are no boat or equipment rentals provided. There are cabins, lodges, and yurts available for rent.
Calvert Cliffs, Lusby, Maryland: Located about 90 minutes from Tyson’s, Calvert Cliffs is a Maryland state park featuring fishing, swimming and walking trails. $7 per car day use for Virginia state plates — CASH ONLY.
If you have another favorite beach spots, please share in the comments!
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Public invited: “Fur-th Birthday” brunch celebration for Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, Sunday, October 8 at The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Woofie’s of South Riding-Aldie, providing premium mobile pet services throughout Aldie, Middleburg, South Riding is celebrating its fourth anniversary with expansion to Centreville and Chantilly and its fourth Woofie’s pet grooming van. The franchise, owned and operated by Loudoun County residents, husband/wife team Sebaot Gebre and Teferi Dejene, has grown by 900% since its first full year in business.
• Mobile pet spa grooming
• Dog walking
• Pet sitting
• In-home or overnight pet sitting
• Customizable services
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
We invite you to join us at STEAMOLOGY’s annual FREE STEM Fest for elementary and middle school students, taking place on Saturday, October 14th at South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA 22079.
STEM Fest is an exciting