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New Sections of Ferry Farm Trail Opening

By Potomac Local News June 22, 2012 11:53 am

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Va – Officials will cut the ribbon on two new sections of the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail on Saturday.

Phases three and five of the six-section trail will open tomorrow. The trail will eventually link Historic Falmouth with Ferry Farm – George Washington’s boyhood home on the Rappahannock River. It’s being built in sections and, when finished, will link to other areas like Saint Claire Brooks Park, as well as other areas across the river in Fredericksburg, forming the “Heritage Loop.”

“This trail will become a focal point in Stafford,” said Stafford Board of Supervisors Chairman Susan Stimpson. “It provides more choices for our citizens to stay healthy and active and gives access to the beautiful scenery and cultural attractions in and around our parks. We can’t wait for people to get out on the trail and enjoy it.”

Following the 9 a.m. ribbon cutting, fun activities – including a scavenger hunt, and a two-mile walk/run/bike of the trail – will be held for visitors. Pets are also welcome as long as they are leashed.