Potomac Banks Outdoor Activities

Whether looking for activities to enjoy alone or with friends and family, South County has plenty to see and do on any given day.  Browse the locations below and see what awaits you on your next visit one of America's most historic areas.

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail

  • 9200 Old Dominion Drive

The over 40-mile-long Cross County Trail (Fairfax CCT) runs through some of the county's most scenic areas, beginning at Great Falls Park on the mighty Potomac River and extending south to the Occoquan River and Laurel Hill, formerly known…

Grist Mill Park

  • 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

Grist Mill Park provides more than 75 acres of playing fields, garden plots, an off-leash dog area, a playground, an historic barn, parking, trails, and forest. It provides opportunities for park users to attend programs, camps, concerts…

Huntley Meadows Park

  • 3701 Lockheed Boulevard
  • 703-768-2525

Huntley Meadows Park, the largest park in Fairfax County, contains 1,554 acres of diverse habitat including wetlands, meadows and mature forest. In fact, in 1978, beavers built dams on Barnyard Run in the park and created the most important…

Laurel Hill Golf Club

  • 8701 Laurel Crest Drive
  • (703) 493-8849

Come experience Laurel Hill Golf Club, Northern Virginia's newest premier daily fee golf experience! Designer Bill Love, whose credits include the Iron Forge Course at Penn National and Hunting Hawk in Glenn Allen, Virginia, has created an…

Mason Neck State Park

  • 7301 High Point Rd.
  • (703) 339-2385

Mason Neck State Park is located on a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay, Belmont Bay and the Potomac River. In addition to being an active heron rookery, the park attracts several other migrating and non-migrating species of birds, including…

McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market

  • 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
  • (703) 642-0128

If you love fresh produce and home-baked goods, we have some great news for you. Whether it's honey straight from the hive, fresh cut flowers, or pasture-raised meat, you will find it all at the open-air Farmers Market of Mount Vernon.

Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area

  • 10406 Gunston Road
  • (703) 339-8009

The Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) offers 13.4 miles of hiking trails, 7 miles of horseback riding trails and 6.6 miles of mountain biking trails. It is the site of 2 fishing ponds, (one of which is universally…

Occoquan Regional Park

  • 9751 Ox Road
  • (703) 690-2121

This spacious park is scenically located on the Occoquan River diagonally across from the Town of Occoquan. It offers 400 acres of recreational space and a touch of the past with its historic brick kilns and the memory of imprisoned women…

Pohick Bay Regional Park

  • 6501 Pohick Bay Dr.
  • 703-339-6104

Pohick Bay is a water-oriented park 25 miles south of the nation's capital. The park occupies a spectacular bayside setting on the historic Mason Neck peninsula in Fairfax County. In early times, George Washington visited the area…

Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course

  • 10301 Gunston Rd.
  • 703-339-8585

Pohick Bay is often named one of the area's most challenging courses. This scenic course is located on the Mason Neck Peninsula in Lorton, and includes a practice facility, featuring a driving range with sand traps, practice putting and…

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

  • 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy
  • (304) 535-4014

The National Park Service describes the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail as the “ultimate American heritage experience.” This trail system links the tidal Potomac and upper Youghiogheny river basins, allowing visitors to traverse…

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