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Best Stops Along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD)

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile trail that stretches from Arlington County, all the way through Fairfax County, and into Loudoun County, ending in the town of Purcellville. It is often called the “skinniest park in Virginia,” since this former historic railroad bed is now…

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Shop These Indie Record Stores in Northern Virginia

These days, music is at our fingertips – and in our earbuds, our smartphones, our computers, our cars, you name it. But there’s something magical about taking the time to hold a record in your hands, listen to it spin on a turntable, and feel the melody surround your soul. That is why we celebrate…

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How to Celebrate Earth Day in Fairfax County

While every day is a great day to be kind to Mother Nature, April 22nd is an especially great day to show appreciation! This year marks the 54th anniversary of Earth Day, a global celebration of fostering the beautiful world we call home. Every tree. Bodies of water both big and small. All animals -…

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Walks With a Purpose: 9 Walks with Surprising Payoffs

Did you know that taking frequent walks and hiking can boost your immune system, strengthen your heart, improve your mood, extend your lifespan, and even improve your balance? So it pretty much gives you superpowers. And while of course you can take a walk around your block and see what the…

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Where to See Virginia Bluebell Flowers in Fairfax County

What is blooming in Northern Virginia right now? Virginia Bluebells! Each spring in Fairfax County, something magical happens: our woodland floors transform into carpets of wildflowers that beg to be seen! And, nearby, you’ll often find spots where significant moments in military history unfolded…

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