Caledon State Park and Natural Area

Weedonville, Virginia 22485

Caledon State Park and Natural Area

Caledon State Park and Natural Area Professional Review and Guide

"Though not long, the trail at Bush Mill Stream is a valued resource for denizens of Virginia’s Northern Neck. Bring binoculars for birdwatching or a picnic lunch to enjoy on your leisurely descent through mixed forest to the marshy banks of the preserve’s namesake Chesapeake Bay tributary.

Provided it’s open, start your visit to Caledon with a walk through the visitor center, where you’ll find exhibits on the property’s history and the bald eagles that roost along its stretch of Potomac shoreline. The exhibits are housed in the white-clapboard Colonial that Lewis Smoot built in 1910, shortly after inheriting the property. He lived there until his death in 1962, along with his wife, Ann Hopewell Smoot, who donated the property to Virginia in 1974."

Caledon State Park and Natural Area Reviews

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1/20/2011
It was a beautiful, crisp day and it was a wonderful walk. I walked the entire trail, watched the ducks float along and enjoyed it so much. I truly recommend this trail.
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10/4/2009
Beautiful day! The trail is well-marked, well maintained. Some small hills but overall not difficult. The trail is a full five miles and you can only leave it by doubling back or finishing it to the end. Great views of the lake and lots of bridges crossing water. Shady most of the way.
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Trail Information

Weedonville
Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Park office (540) 663-3861
Local Contacts
Park office and online at dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks
Local Maps