Pending snowstorm? Temps in the 20s? Not today in Spotsylvania County. As temps reached 60 degrees, Bonnie, Riley and I drove down to explore the trails and surroundings of Lake Anna State Park. What we found was a beautiful place to spend a day, with a nice network of 15 miles of trails, perfect for the day hike we had planned.
|Riley at Sawtooth Trail|
We started off on Sawtooth trail, and of course, any time we're hiking with Riley, and there is a creek nearby, she knows that is her cue to cool off, stick her head underwater, and splash and play about. Riley doesn't slow us down, particularly if crowds are low, so she did her thing all the while keeping up with our pace.
We were happy to note the wide trails at the park, normally shared with horseback riders, and while we saw a number of horses today, generally we had the network of trails to ourselves. The trails here are clearly marked and easy to navigate, which makes for comfortable hiking as you don't need to stay single file.
|The Old Smokehouse|
|To the lake! Railroad Ford Trail|
|Riley - Lake Anna|
|The Beach at Lake Anna|
Pick a day and head to Lake Anna for a day of fun. Pack a picnic, plan a walk through the wooded trails, get your feet wet at the lake's beach, and couple it with one of the many year round festivals. I think you'll enjoy it as much as we did today.