Virginia State Parks are Free to Enter on New Years Day

Virginia State Parks are free to enter January 1st as a way to encourage everyone to start the New Year right. The hardest part may be deciding which park to visit and some of our past First Day Hike participants have visited more than one. The first 100 visitors to each park will receive a commemorative bumper sticker. For more information visit this LINK. … Continue reading


July 2018 Photo of the Month Winners

It’s a tie! 

Congratulations to both Zippy Finn and Serrabou! We also offer a big thank you to everybody who participated in the July 2018 photo of the month contest.  ZippyFinn’s photo was taken at Devil’s Bathtub on a visit to Virginia’s Jefferson National Forest. Serrabou ‘s photo was taken on the Patuxent River during his early morning FTF search of Songs of the South.


DC Department of Parks and Recreation launches the EIGHT WARDS OF WASHINGTON, DC GEOTRAIL

The District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation has implemented a new Geocaching program in which various facilities have been outfitted with geocaches along a Geocaching trail. The DPR hopes to educate geocachers about the eight Wards that make up the District of Columbia and their local histories, and to also highlight nearby parks and facilities throughout the eight Wards. Once you have logged all nine caches and affixed the unique stamp from each cache in your family passport, mail it in to receive your free EIGHT WARDS OF WASHINGTON, DC GEOTRAIL geocoin (only one geocoin per family while supplies last). … Continue reading