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Government Island

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Address: 191 Coal Landing Rd, Stafford, VA 22554-5105
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Great walk

Enjoyed the walk with my family. Will definitely be back again soon. Next time I'm bringing our dog.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jose M
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Stafford, Virginia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ever hear of Government Island? Neither did I until a couple of years ago. But let me tell you -- it is a MUST see for everyone in your family. Since discovering Government Island, I have been there with the Cub Scouts, I have been there with my 5 year old nephew, I have been there with my family of... More 

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Thank Trish H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the walk with my family. Will definitely be back again soon. Next time I'm bringing our dog.

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Thank Jose M
Stafford, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Government Island provides an excellent place to walk and view nature and some of the history of this area. The view of Aquia and the assorted wild life is worth the walk.

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Thank James G
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

About 2 miles easy trail, with the first portion paved; and there is a wooded walkway/bridge that takes you to the island were the trail becomes dirt but it is well marked. Lots of walkers/joggers and pet friendly!

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Thank Ramon M
Stafford, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A well-maintained trail takes visitors a short way up to where some of the sandstone was quarried for the US Capital and White House. There are informational markers along the way, the walk is peaceful and not strenuous, stroller friendly for most of the way, with even a little tree swing out over the creek for those who want to... More 

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Thank snarisley
Stafford, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Always a nice place to walk. Nicely barked pathway with small and less travelled paths to explore. Very dog friendly. Beautiful views of the water and birds.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Whether you're a runner, parents with kids, family is in town visiting (young our old), you need a breath of fresh air, you have a fishing pole in n your car!, or of course your four legged fur baby is begging for a walk, you will love this park! .5 mile paved walkway and boardwalk to get to the island... More 

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Thank Jenny E
USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Government Island is a great place to enjoy nature and relax by the water. A portion of the trail is paved before turning into a boardwalk. Seating on the boardwalk makes for a nice break. On a weekend you will find lots of families and friendly people and willing to say hello along the way. A wonderful destination for walkers,... More 

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1 Thank Andi21
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a great p[lace to visit by yourself or with others. The trails are great. Really helps you think while walking around this place.

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1 Thank jozlen405
Stafford, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a lovely gem hidden in Stafford County. It's not a long walk - it takes about 30 minutes to walk it at a brisk pace. Paths are well maintained and the historical quarry is interesting.

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