There’s nothing like taking a hike in the great outdoors. The fresh air, the unforgettable views and the connection you make with nature are all great reasons to get outside.
With the changing of the seasons, the weather will be getting cooler (to some, more tolerable), the trees will begin changing colors, and it’ll be a perfect time to get outside and explore.
With so many Brookfield communities built close to parks and trails in Maryland and Virginia, it’s no surprise that residents in our communities are able to be more active and involved in nature. Take a look at just a few of the parks that are close to Brookfield communities:
- Shenandoah Valley National Park — Located in Frederick County, Virginia, this national park is just a short drive from Snowden Bridge Summit. Its 200,000 acres of protected land feature beautiful waterfalls, incomparable views and a seemingly endless amount of woodland to explore. With miles of nature trails, there’s always something new to see at Shenandoah Valley National Park.
- Franklin Park — A short drive from Leesburg, Virginia, and just minutes from Ashburn’s Preserve at Goose Creek, Franklin Park is a 405-acre, award-winning regional park in Loudoun County. In addition to its impressive number of sports fields and amenities, Franklin Park features a United States Track and Field-certified cross country course and over 3.5 miles of nature trails.
- Quiet Waters Park — Right outside the heart of Annapolis and just a 20-minute drive from Wilson’s Grove, Quiet Waters Park allows visitors to walk, jog or bike on over six miles of paved, wooded nature trails. With more than 340 acres of parkland next to the South River, Quiet Waters has breathtaking views and everything you need to make it an easygoing, relaxing day with the family.
Looking for something even closer? Many of our neighborhood feature walking and nature trails right in the confines of the community!