Have you ever hiked or biked the trails at Caledon State Park? Caledon is known for hosting the largest concentration of Bald Eagles on the East coast.
Boyd's Hole Trail at Caledon State Park
Always bring a trail guide to stay on course
Natural beauty abounds at Caledon State Park
Along the trail we found this neat marsh and all we could think about were s'mores!
The reward from our hike was this beautiful beach and view
Debris is a real problem along this beach athere). I recommend bringing a couple sacks for garbage and go on a salvage/treasure hunt, and collect some of the items during your visit. It is easy to find and gather plenty of items in a short time. These things are scattered along the shore, just like the driftwood, from the Potomac River.
More rubbish along the beach (most of it plastic and more plastic!)
A designated National Natural Landmark, Caledon provides visitors the unique opportunity of viewing bald eagles in their natural habitat. Caledon and the surrounding areas are the summer home to one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the East Coast. While 40 to 45 eagles are typical, as many as 80 eagles have been spotted here. The park focuses on the preservation of America's national symbol and teaches guests about them. Two natural areas in the park have limited access in order to help eagles to forage, nest and roost. Visitors here enjoy hiking, biking and picnicking in a mature forest. Programs focus on Caledon’s unique natural, cultural and historic resources, and are offered year-round. A visitor center helps guests learn more about the park's rare natural resources. There are no cabins at this state park.
Eagle tours, Junior Rangers night hikes, conducted walks, astronomy, storytelling, bonfire programs, bird watching and crafts – some fees required. park here.
Five hiking trails are open year-round and take park visitors through environmentally sensitive marshlands and picturesque wooded areas of the park. The 3.5 mile Boyd's Hole Trail leading to the Potomac River is the most popular of the trails. Because human traffic disturbs the park's summer population of roosting and foraging eagles, this trail is only open from Oct. 1 through March 31.
Visit the Explore Virginia Outdoors website for enhanced maps and video tours of Caledon's trails.