Just under 5 miles from Woodbridge and less than 30 minutes from the nation’s capital, Lorton is perfectly placed and surrounded by some of the greatest shops and cuisine. Home to incredible regional parks, it makes for the perfect place for outdoorsmen and women. Lorton is also home to an Amtrak station making it optimal for traveling options considering you are just a short drive from Ronal Reagan National Airport.
Pohick Regional Park has just about everything you would need to enjoy a nice day out or even a weekend getaway. Campsites are available for rent and if you’re not that into tents, then they have cozy cabins available as well. Spend the day fishing, kayaking or trying something new like paddle boarding in Pohick Bay on the Potomac River. Not a water fan? That’s okay! Enjoy horseback riding, disc golf, mini golf or check out the cabin store. If all that isn’t enough, then head over to Pirate’s Cove Waterpark where they have several waterslides and a splash pad.
Occoquan Regional Park is home to one of the last large beehive brick kilns. It was used by prisoners to churn out many of the red bricks you see in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas today. Aside from the history that sits within the park, you’ll find many activities to enjoy including kayak rentals, a cafe, batting cages, fishing and hiking trails. Several 5k races are put on each year using the parks convenient 5k loop trail like the Super Hero 5k and the Halloween Bustle 5k. The loop surrounds the Occoquan river and is stroller and pet friendly.
Family owned and operated since 2007, Antonelli’s has been providing exceptional pizza, subs and service. Using the freshest ingredients and the most expensive cheese on the market, their dishes won’t disappoint. Being just 5 minutes from Occoquan Regional Park, Antonelli’s makes the perfect spot to grab a sub or salad to take with you so you can spend the day outside.
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