Beat the Dog Days of Summer At Burke Lake Park

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Burke Lake Park in Fairfax County VAThe dog days of summer are starting to creep into Fairfax County.  When they do one of the best local places to escape is Burke Lake Park.

Burke Lake Park  is located just off of Route 123 and a few miles from the City of Fairfax. With over 850 acres including a 220 acre lake there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. For the walkers, joggers and bikers the 5 mile dirt loop around the lake is a great way to take in all of the vistas. For the youngsters the miniature train ride chugging along at 10 MPH is a hoot. Want to get in a round of golf? You can do that too at the 18 hole Par 3 course.

The Frisbee golf course is a challenge for young and old, though for the life of me the fun of trying to throw a Frisbee through a hoop eludes me! For the young and young at heart stop by and give the Carousel a whirl and don't forget to bring your stale bread to feed the ducks. Guaranteed you will be attacked without it!

For the guys who like to fish you can rent a small electric powered boat or canoe and cast your line. Make sure you have a valid fishing license. It's the law!

One of the best things about the park is that no matter what season you go you will find the park well maintained and friendly park staff around to help.

Burke Lake Park is just one example of the benefits of living in Fairfax County. With over 25,000 acres of parkland maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority you can find a park just around the corner from almost any neighborhood in the county.

See you around the park!

Maps of Burke Lake Park Activities

 

Photo Credit: rla579 from Flickr

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Pippa Mac
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Burke Lake Park looks gorgeous ... fabulous picture!

Jun 19, 2010 02:01 AM #3
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Cindy, I love love love that photo you chose!  Great stuff, and  a wonderful way to enjoy summer!

Jun 19, 2010 02:04 AM #4
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
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Hi Cindy, that is the most beautiful photo I've ever seen! That sky is awesome! Certainly a pretty place to beat the heat!

Jun 19, 2010 02:46 AM #5
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Cindy, Great photo did you take this?  I think taking time off is just as important as working hard- You shouldn't do one without the other.

Kellie

Jun 19, 2010 02:47 AM #6
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Cindy, really nice photo, looks like a great place to hang out. Hope your having a great summer.

Jun 19, 2010 02:49 AM #7
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Cindy, the dog days of summer are quickly approaching. Looks like a great place to spend the day doing any one of the things you mention...have a great weekend

Jun 19, 2010 04:08 AM #8
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Maria Mastrolonardo
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Cindy - love the picture! Burke Lake Park sounds like a great place to go for a vacation.

Jun 19, 2010 04:19 AM #9
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Cindy:  That's a great pic of Burke Lake Park.  I used to go there and play frisbee golf a few times a month every summer during my college years.  This is a great place.  And I love the train and carousel for the young kids (or adults like me that think they are kids.)

Jun 19, 2010 04:55 AM #10
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Allen-I've spent many a summer day hanging out at Burke Lake Park.  Plenty of places to hide in the shade.

Jun 20, 2010 04:02 AM #11
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Tom-I"m sorry to hear about your dog.  There is no doubt that Burke Lake Park is a great place for both humans and pets.

Jun 20, 2010 04:06 AM #12
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Pippa-BLC is a terrific place for fun.

Jun 20, 2010 04:07 AM #13
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Kristin-the photo popped out at me.  Credit to the photographer for their skills.

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Jackie-I'm an early morning person at the park.  Love to ride around the trail before it gets crowded and of course before it hits 90 degrees.

Jun 20, 2010 04:10 AM #15
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Kellie-no I didn't take the photo. Photo credit is given through Creative Commons license on Flickr.

Jun 20, 2010 04:11 AM #16
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Nick-I"m working on it!

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Gerry-back attcha.  Enjoy your Sunday.

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Maria-you can actually camp at the park so if you want a "staycation" you can.

Jun 20, 2010 04:12 AM #19
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Chris Ann-one summer my son worked at concession stand by the train station.  For the first time in his life I think he reached his limit of ice cream and hot dogs.

Jun 20, 2010 04:13 AM #20
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What a great (and timely) Localism post! Nothing like time at the lake to beat the summer heat ;-)

Jun 22, 2010 01:39 AM #21
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Russell-considering it is going to be in the high 90's here for the rest of the week I suspect Burke Lake will be crowded.

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