George Washington Birthplace National Monument Professional Review and Guide
"Understandably popular with area joggers, this paved, level out-and-back traces an important remnant of Fredericksburg’s commercial past. Wetland parcels en route, home to swans and herons, are a welcome counterbalance to the concrete underbelly of US 1.
America’s first president was a fourth-generation Virginian, and much of his family’s history unfolded here. John Washington, George’s great-grandfather, left England for Virginia in 1656 and within two years was wed to Anne Pope, for whose family Popes Creek was named."