Love Your Schwinn? Then Take It For A Spin At Lake Accotink Park

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Bike Riding at Lake AccotinkGrowing I couldn't wait to pull out my trusty Schwinn and ride from my house in Springfield VA to Lake Accotink Park to spend a few hours exploring the paths throughout the park. Our family would enjoy a Sunday picnic on the grounds in the summer, my dad fished during trout season and we ice skated on the stream below the dam in the winter.

When my children were growing up the tradition continued with bike rides around the 3.75 mile path that loops around the lake and through the woods. From our homes in Kings Park or later Charlestown we could also walk to the park and rent a canoe or paddle boat to spend a few hours on the 55 acre lake. Now my children go to the park with their children to ride the carousel.

Every year Lake Accotink Park stocks the lake for trout fishing (VA fishing license required), hosts the annual cardboard boat regatta and provides a place to enjoy a picnic, rent a boat or treat children to a ride on the carousel. Many people don't realize that the small and rather unassuming carousel in the park is the oldest carousel in operation in Fairfax County.


Accotink Park In Springfield VAToday after 45+ years the park managed by the Fairfax County Park Authority is still offering Springfield families a place to enjoy a large expansive of green space free of charge. With a education center you can stop by and learn more about the wildlife that inhabits the park and use it as a starting point for the revitalized path that connections the park to the Daventry neighborhood.

If you are looking for a place to spin the wheels on your trusty Schwinn then check out Lake Accotink Park. It is a park that our family has enjoyed from when it first opened in 1965 and continues to enjoy today.

If you are interested in buying a home with access to the park give the Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213. No hassle, no pressure, just straight talk about whether buying a home in today's market is the right choice for you.

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Kate Elim
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Hi Cindy...We received our Schwinn bikes for Christmas in 1947.  I was 10 years old.  I'd love to take a ride on it right now.  You've made a wonderful suggestion to folks.  This is the perfect weather to get and take a ride and you've suggested a great place to do it.

Kate

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Ellen Caruso
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Cindy, I think I'm being cursed...today I skipped working out because I was shopping and cooking since early this morning, now when I finally get to blogging I've seen many blogs about exercising, jogging, biking.... I feel guilty!

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Cindy - I haven't owned a bike in YEARS and really need to purchase one again since we can't readily rent them down here like you can up in the DC area!

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Kate-I'll be on my bike later this afternoon taking advantage of the free admission to the National Parks for the weekend.

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Ellen-someone has to feed the family.  Maybe tomorrow you can take everyone out for a stroll after your big meal.

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Barbara Jo-I got a new one last year and it isn't fancy but it does get around the neighborhood and to the nature reserve without any problems.

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Today might be a great day to get out the bike and work off some of the ham and deviled eggs.

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