A Great Place
Temple Hall Farm covers 286 acres. While it is primarily a working farm, it also has some wonderful wooded trails and fields as well as a stream that runs through the park that can be productive for birding, butterfly watching, and general nature walks.
When you arrive at the park, after checking out the llamas, peacocks, pigs and other friends, head down past the fenced paddocks and down the hill. This will take you to the nature trails.
As you walk along the trail, be sure to check out the fascinating rock formations. There is certainly a story being told here through the geologic landscape that you walk past.
The stream and forest edges bring a good variety of songbirds so keep those binoculars at the ready as you walk along.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy also monitors the bluebird nestbox trail that is here at the park and it is one of the places we visit for our Annual Butterfly Count.
When to Visit
Hours: Open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., mid-April through early November.
Facilities: Restrooms and picnic tables are available. There are benches along the trail. Pets are not permitted.
Driving directions: Take Route 15 North from Leesburg, turn right on Limestone School Road (Route 661). Follow for 3/4 mile to the park entrance on the left at 15855 Limestone School Road.