Sunday, March 26, 2023
We are camped in Pohick Bay Regional Park. Pohick Bay is a Northern Virginia Park similar to Bull Run near Manassas. The park occupies a spectacular bayside setting on the historic Mason Neck peninsula in Fairfax County, Virginia. In early times, George Washington visited the area frequently. The area was also a hotbed of Civil War activity. Today the park features an 18-hole golf course, camping, an outdoor swimming pool, sailboat, pedal boat, canoe and sea kayak rentals, boating and fishing, miniature and Frisbee golf, four miles of bridle paths and 8-1/2 miles of nature trails.
We had come to the Park in 2022 to paddle the waters of Pohick Bay, but hadn't hiked the trails. After two days of rain, we were eager to explore our new neighborhood. We decided to hike the five mile red trail which would take us right along the shores of the Potomac River's Pohick Bay.
After being accused of stalking Dave, Kathy decided she would take the trailhead selfie!
There is more rain in the schedule for tomorrow, so this may be our last outing in Pohick Bay. We move up to Clarksboro, New Jersey on Tuesday. Until next time, stay thirsty my friends!