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Bay View Trail (Mason Neck State Park, VA)

Like most marshy environments, the defining feature of the Mason Neck peninsula is, of course, the water that surrounds it. Despite being well upstream of the ocean, the Potomac River at Mason Neck still ebbs and flows with the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Kane’s Creek Trail & Eagle Spur Trail (Mason Neck State Park, VA)

Today, Kane’s Creek is a quiet and peaceful estuary in Virginia’s Fairfax County that provides a habitat for dozens of species of birds, including bald eagles, ospreys, and great blue herons. Going back in time to 1964, however, and Kane’s … Continue reading

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Haul Road Trail (Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, VA)

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, like the much better-known Theodore Roosevelt Island ten miles to the north, is a living reminder of what the Washington, DC area looked like before it became the metropolis of today. In the days of the … Continue reading

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