LOUDOUN COUNTY PARKS OFFER FISHING, SWIMMING, HORSE RIDING TRAILS AND MORE.

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Real Estate Agent with Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate 303829;0225082372

FRANKLIN PARK, A WONDERFUL PUBLIC PARK IN PURCELLVILLE VIRGINIA OFFERS MUCH FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS. 

I have house guests for several more weeks waiting for their home to be completed (see below).  Since the family has an 11 year old daughter and a 2 year old son, finding interesting activities is always a challenge. 

HEY, LET'S GO FISHING!  First, let Lenn determine that there are fish in the pond.  Nothing is more disappointing to a child than to go fishing and not catch anything.  So, to verify the presence of fish in Franklin Park Lake, I took my favorite fishing rod to the lake yesterday afternoon and . . . .

Oh Boy!!  The first catch was just about 6 feet off shore.  The second fish was about 15 feet off shore.   Slightly larger.  Let's go a bit farther out and see what's out there . . . .

Franklin Park Fishing in Franklin Park

Great.  Cast that little Black Gnat out about 30 feet and the catch is probably about as big as they're going to get for these frisky little Blue Gills.

Franklin Park Purcellville VA

 

FRANKLIN PARK in Purcellville Virginia offers many outdoor activities for Loudoun County residents. 

Sometimes this week, I'll be taking Hanna to the park an introduce her to the wonderful outdoor sport of Blue Gill fishing.  This week, I'll try for a Largemouth Bass.  I know they're in there.

Franklin Park offers fishing as a "Catch and Release" activity.  State fishing license is required for folks 16 or older. 

Franklin Park is never crowded and there is ample shoreline for anyone interested. 

 

Franklin Park Lake (below) is a convenient place to introduce folks to fishing.  It's free, it's fun and it's a wonderful outdoor activity for the children.  There is more than enough room around the lake for all. 

FRANKLIN PARK - WHERE YOU'LL FIND OUTDOOR LIFE ENJOYMENT FOR EVERYONE.
Franklin Park - offering 203 acres of rolling hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains since opening on July 4, 1998 with outdoor activities for individuals and groups and teams.

Franklin Park Purcellville VA

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Ridgeview Estates, Round Hill VATHE NEW HOME IS ALMOST FINISHED.  We visited the home under construction for my buyers this weekend.  It's about a month from finish.  The Brick is on and it's beautiful.  Still to finish is the interior paint, trim, bathroom fixtures, much grading, collect the well and septic, etc.  Anticipated delivery, mid September. 

There are still about 11 lots available in this lovely community, Ridgeview in Round Hill with prices starting at $499,990.  See details about Ridgeview Estates, lots and prices.  These home qualify for the Homefinders.com New Home REBATE of 1% of the purchase price of your new home. 

Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.

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Comments (7)

Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com

Lenn looks like fishing was quite productive!

Aug 11, 2008 01:01 AM
Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

The kids will have a blast- I recall being in Vermont and catching little fish. They all got returned to the lake, but that bobber going under was a thrill! Nice to see an area and idea that doesn't involve a video game- their parents must be happy to have "aunt Lenn"...

Aug 11, 2008 01:08 AM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

Lenn,

I hope you'll spare Hanna from having to use 'fly' eqpt...I never mastered that art..took the fun out of doing nothing fishing!!! :) Thanks,   Fran

Aug 11, 2008 01:10 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Lenn, I'm starting to really get into fishing - caught a big old bluefish when I was at the Cape, but we didn't throw him back.  He was dinner.  Looks like a fun place to go when my favorite 12-year old comes to visit!

Aug 11, 2008 01:46 AM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

That sounds like a great way to spend a day and have memories for a lifetime!  Great post!

Aug 11, 2008 01:59 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Jeremy.  Indeed.  At least I've established that there are fish in the lake before I take the little ones.

Laurie.  They'll have a blast. 

Fran.  No one touches my fly rod but me.  They'll have a simple rod and reel with a bobber and perhaps even a worm, although these little creatures really chased that Black Gnat.

Patricia.  Bring them on out.  I've got enough tackle for a small town.

Jim.  Memories for a lifetime IF they catch something.

 

Aug 11, 2008 03:58 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Those houseguests sure are lucky! Fishing with Lenn! I bet you could teach us a couple of tricks (we went a long time ago and in three days caught.....ZERO)

Aug 11, 2008 01:11 PM