Three Lakes Triple Loop

Chamberlayne, Virginia 23227

Three Lakes Triple Loop

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"Combine this short trek with a visit to the elaborate nature center here at Three Lakes Park. The nature center, which overlooks the middle lake of the three impoundments, focuses on the plants and animals of the area and includes a freshwater aquarium. After your tour, do the triple loop, circling around each of the three watery destinations on easy level paths.

Talk about turning a lemon into lemonade! The lakes of the park and around which this hike travels were borrow pits.
The fill from these pits was used on site work for I-95 back in the 1950s. So what was once literally “the pits” is now a
scenic destination where we can hike and learn more about
the nature of central Virginia. I can only wish the park were bigger and the trails a little longer. However, if the hike seems a little short for you, make the circuit a second time. Two of the three lakes allow fishing."

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg (Menasha Ridge Press)
Nathan Lott
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"Just north of Richmond proper, the generously named Three Lakes Park is home to a trio of modest ponds and Henrico County’s premier nature center. Popular for summer barbecues and close-to-home fishing, the park offers more than a mile of trail encircling its impoundments. Upon entering Three Lakes you will pass parking on your right, then more spaces on your left. The parking lot is bounded to the north by the observation deck (an earthen mound, not a tower) and play area, which, if you come on a warm spring weekend, will be rife with frolicking youngsters; the nature center, complete with aquarium, is located near the lot’s southeast corner."

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