A Great Place
Sweet Run State Park was formerly known as the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, which was founded in 2000 by the Robert and Dee Leggett Foundation. It became a state park in 2023 and is currently under development. It is almost 900 acres of diverse habitat consisting of vernal pools, meadows, ponds, streams and wonderful forests. It serves as a wonderful sanctuary for Loudoun wildlife. There are also historic cabins and homesteads on the property..
The property includes 11 miles of hiking and nine miles of equestrian trails, and has a picnic pavilion and nature play area for children.
We always enjoy a diversity of birds on our monthly bird walks and see a wide variety of butterflies during our Annual Butterfly Count.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy also maintains two very successful bluebird nestbox trails on the property.
Sweet Run State Park is part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.