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Most People Don’t Know What’s Hiding In This Virginia Nature Sanctuary

Northern Virginia all too often gets a bad rap. Sure, there’s traffic and lots of people and it can be a little pricey. But Northern Virginia is also home to some of the most amazing wildlife and natural resources anywhere in the state.

Tucked away in Fairfax County’s Hybla Valley, Huntley Meadows Park is 1,500 acres of pristine wetland, woodland, and meadows. It offers walking trails, a historic 1825 villa built by Thomas Francis Mason (George Mason’s grandson), diverse wildlife, and more than 200 species of birds. In a nutshell, Huntley Meadows will make you forget that such a thing as a city ever existed.

Watch this incredible video and see for yourself just how amazing Huntley Meadows is…

Things like this just remind us how lucky we are to call Virginia home. No matter where you go in the state, the beauty of nature is never far away. Do you have a favorite park or natural setting where you go to get away from it all? Tell us in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.