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Belle Isle State Park- Located in the Northern Neck of Virginia, Belle State Park is a 733-acre park with seven miles of shoreline and access to Deep and Mulberry Creeks. Visitors can experience forest land, agricultural fields and wetlands.
Caledon Natural Area- Located in King George County along the Potomac River. Caledon boasts as the summer home to one of the largest concentrations of the American Bald Eagles on the East Coast. Limited tours of the nesting bald eagles are offered seasonally.
Lake Anna State Park- This central Virginia park offers the visitor a 13,000 acre lake and over 2,000 acres of land on which to play. The sparkling clean lake and beautiful park facilities make this a favorite location for day use visitors.
Westmoreland State Park- This park lies along the Potomac River on Virginia's Northern Neck. The spectacular cliffs are just one of the highlights of this park.

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Description - Chancellorsville Battlefield Civil War Visitor Center, sight of Lee's greatest victory is located in this area. Other local attractions include: Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, exhibits relating from prehistoric times to present; Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, open daily; George Washington's Ferry Farm, site of his boyhood home, self-guided tours daily, closed holidays; James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library and the Mary Washington House; last home of George Washington's mother, open daily.

Recreation - Lake Anna is an enjoyable day-use park that provides, hiking, picnicking, power boating, water skiing, sailing, fishing and beach swimming.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The central to northern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging 34 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The central to northern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures ranging from 76 to above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.

Location - Fredericksburg is located 50 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 45 miles north of Richmond on I-95.


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Contact Information:
Fredericksburg Office of Tourism, 706 Caroline Street , Fredericksburg, VA, 22401, Phone: 800-260-3646
, fburg@illuminet.net

Additional Information:
Northern Virginia Travel Region - In the shadow our nation's capitol, Virginia is home to many American bald eagles and other abundant wildlife. This rapidly expanding area still offers an oasis for the refreshment of the mind, body and spirit.
Virginia Community Areas - Virginia is characterized by the rolling mountains and deciduous forests of the western region of the state. Beaches, marshes and a plethora of historic properties also bring millions of tourists to the state each year.

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Fredericksburg Office of Tourism - Local Interests
Lake Anna State Park - Official agency Website
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