Great Outdoors InstaMeet Photography and Hike
Are you an avid Instagram user and love being outdoors? Then you will want to join other Instagrammers at Leesylvania State Park, Saturday June 20th at 11am to celebrate Great Outdoors Month! Those that come armed with their smartphones or cameras will receive a one hour nature hike guided by one of Leesylvania’s park rangers!
Come learn about the history of the land that served as the birthplace of “Light Horse” Harry Lee, the father of Civil War General Robert E. Lee. This 500-acre state park on the banks of the Potomac River features a state-of-the-art boat launch and sandy beaches perfect for an afternoon spent sun-tanning by the water.
We’ll be taking a historic adventure down Lee’s Woods Trail, one of the most scenic hikes in the park. The 2 mile path curves along the shores of the Potomac River, through Revolutionary and Civil War points of interest, as well as the estate home of the Virginia-famous Lee family. Interpretative markers along the hike will give you a chance to learn more about the park’s role in American history as the a ranger guides you along the picturesque landscape.
Some interesting spots (and great photo opportunities!) include the fishing pier and sandy shores lining the Potomac, cannons and artifacts from the war eras, ruins of the Fairfax & Lee family homes, as well as arbor lined paths that cut through the trail. In the summer, many sightings of bald eagles have been reported on Free Stone Point as well. Make sure to have your camera ready!
All participants will be asked to share their pictures using the #DiscoverPWM & #VAOutdoors hashtags to help showcase the beauty of our region. The Virginia Tourism Corporation may even feature your photo on their Virginia is For Lovers travel blog!