A Great Place
Lovely nature trails to walk along the river and through the woods and a great access point for kayaking!
Because of its location along the Potomac, it is a hot spot for birds and birding. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy offers family nature walks and bird walks at Algonkian Park so keep an eye on our Calendar of Programs and Field Trips if you’d like to join us.
If you enjoy nature photography, Algonkian has a wonderful wildflower meadow that a variety of butterflies and dragonflies visit. Algonkian is also the location of one our oldest and largest bluebird nestbox trails which runs through and around the golf course.
The trails and the scenic river way are a great place to see birds and explore nature. A quiet paddle down the river in the early morning will yield views of Great Blue Herons, king fishers, eagles, and all sorts of song birds. Walking through the trails that parallel the river, you can find lovely wildflowers, stands of Pawpaw trees, interesting insects and more.
Vernal pools and cool swamp runs through the park as well making this is a rich place for amphibians.
Algonkian Regional Park is part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.
When to Visit
Hours: Open daily, dawn to dusk.
Facilities: A wide range of facilities for picnics, including restrooms. Download a map of Algonkian park here.
Driving directions: Located at 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, Va. Take Route 7 to Cascades Parkway north, and drive 3 miles to the park entrance.