Quality Inn near Potomac Mills
1109 Horner Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Phone: (703) 494-0300
Fax: (703) 494-5644
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge lies at the intersection at Occoquan and Potomac rivers. The pristine wildlife preserve is spread across an area of 644 acres (260.11 hectares). The refuge is home to dense forests, grasslands and bogs. The various habitats sustain a number of rare species.
Veterans Memorial Park is a well-equipped recreational area found on Veterans Drive. The park remains a popular venue for softball, baseball and soccer games. Summer camps are also organized in the park's large open spaces.
Ornery Beer Company is a bustling brewpub situated on Potomac Mills Road. The pub is popular for delicious lagers and ales. Apart from its amazing craft brews, you can also savor delectable pub food specialties in a wonderful setting.
The oldest surviving home in the county, Rippon Lodge was built in the 1740s by Richard Blackburn. Named after Blackburn's birthplace, Rippon in England, the Lodge served as a tobacco plantation which was replete with its own port. Covering about 40 acres (16 hectares) of land, the Rippon Lodge is marvellous example of 17th century architecture. The property governed by Prince William County is open to public between May and October, Thursdays through Sundays.
Julie J. Metz Wetland Bank is a spectacular preserve named after noted scientist, Julie J. Metz. A visit to this unique wetland lets you explore the exciting sounds and sights of the bogs. You can also explore the colorful history of the pristine waterway through scenic trails.
Lake Ridge Park lures nature lovers with its scenic landscape and a host of recreational activities. Found on Cotton Mill Drive, this beautiful park rests by the pristine Occoquan river. Hiking trails, golf course and picnic areas remain some of its popular attractions.
Leesylvania State Park embraces the scenic Potomac river and offers some spellbinding vistas of the surrounding landscape. Located on Daniel K Ludwig Drive, the park offers a wonderful setting for various outdoor activities like boating, fishing and hiking.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this modest home was built for the Pope family of Falls Church in 1942. Rescued from destruction by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it was moved to its present location on the grounds of Woodlawn Plantation. As with all of Wright's designs, the house and the furniture inside; also built by Wright is practical in function and form. The small, aesthetically pleasing house is a showpiece of the mastermind of modern architecture. Tours are available of the house alone, or of the house and Woodlawn Plantation.
A wedding present from George Washington to his adopted daughter, Eleanor Nelly Parke Custis, and her husband, Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn was built between 1800 and 1805 on land originally part of the Mount Vernon estate. The house has a tremendous view of the Virginia countryside and of Mount Vernon in the distance. William Thornton, the first architect of the U.S. Capitol, designed the Georgian mansion, which is open for tours of the recreated period rooms and formal gardens. Combination tickets include the nearby Pope-Leighy House.
Between Woodlawn Plantation and Mount Vernon lies yet another of the enterprising first president's projects. Built before the Revolution and in operation for 30 years, this distillery and gristmill was used to grind corn and wheat into flour. It was neglected for years, leaving little but its foundation in tact at the start of the 20th century. However, it was renovated in 1930 with parts from another mill of the same period. Today visitors may view the mill along with exhibits explaining its operation.
This charming farm complex consists of a lovely historic house. Influenced by the Greek Revival architectural style, this house overlooks the Potomac River. The view of the river is indeed one of the most beautiful highlights of the estate. This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which makes it a must visit when in town.
Explore stellar natural landscapes and discover native plant and animal life at Prince William Forest Park, established in 1936. This lush oasis is one of the largest green spaces in the region and houses a spectacular array of native animal species. A haven for naturalists, the park also offers excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, from hiking to camping. The park also offers educational programs to create awareness of the area's rich diversity and ecosystem. Check website for more.