Day Trip: Spotsylvania

Find Your Historic, Adventure and Relaxation Spots in Spotsylvania​ As you explore Spotsylvania, you can expect to find a diverse mix of rich history, outdoor recreation and one-of-a-kind activities surrounded by beautiful rural landscapes. Conveniently located directly off Interstate 95,... More
Louisa County, Virginia

Day Trip: Louisa County

Images and editorial from Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Small Town – Big Charm Located in the heart of Central Virginia, less than an hour from Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg, Louisa County is a four-season region touted in both rural beauty and historical charm.... More
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Retiring at Lake Anna

Spend Your Golden Years on Lake AnnaWhen you reach a certain age or point in your career, you begin to think about retirement. The ideal retirement lifestyle involves endless days of relaxation in peaceful surroundings. Many retirees decide to relocate to a new locale that better suits their... More
Lake Anna fishing

Fishing on Lake Anna

By Chris Craft From March through the Winter, Lake Anna Offers Fishing for Every Season Lake Anna is a 13,000-acre impoundment located in the counties of Louisa, Spotsylvania and Orange. Out of the 13,000 acres, only 9,600 are open to public use. The remaining 3,400 acres is used as cooling... More

Welcome to Lake Anna

Welcome to Lake Anna—the third largest lake in the state of Virginia and your ideal vacation spot! Located in Central Virginia and surrounded by the counties of Louisa, Spotsylvania and Orange, Lake Anna has not only grown into a popular place to vacation, but the area is also becoming a highly... More
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Historic Attractions near Lake Anna

Image from National Park Service/Buddy Secor Discover Local History near Lake Anna There’s a lot to see and do in the counties surrounding Lake Anna. From Lake Anna State Park and nearby amusement parks to outdoor activities, local restaurants and more, the Lake Anna area has something the... More
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What Makes Lake Anna a Great Second Home?

Local Realtors Share Why You Should Consider Purchasing a Second Home at Lake AnnaBy Arielle PattersonWith year-round activities, picturesque views and proximity to several major cities, Lake Anna has become a popular location for a second home. Owning a second home may seem daunting to some. There... More

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Virginia farmers markets near Lake Anna
July 19, 2019
Shop Locally at a Farmers Market near Lake Anna The counties and cities surrounding Lake Anna provide plenty of fun for a quick day trip. When you’re visiting these scenic areas, be sure to stop by a local farmers market. Many of these farmers markets are year-round and feature a...
Orange County, Virginia
May 15, 2019
Images provided by Orange County Tourism and Visitors Bureau Rich in History, Natural Beauty and Adventure Established in 1734, Orange County was named in honor of William IV, Prince of Orange of the Netherlands. Nestled in the foothills, with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge...
Lake Anna shopping
May 15, 2019
Lake-living style and unique stores make Lake Anna an exceptional shopping destination From the eclectic shops to the one-of-a-kind stores, shopping in Lake Anna is quite the adventure. Spend a few hours, a full day or even an entire week exploring the many specialty shops here....
Restaurants with outdoor seating Lake Anna
August 20, 2019
Image from Tim's at Lake Anna Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining near Lake Anna The warm weather near Lake Anna beckons you outside for a number of activities. Why not also enjoy a meal outside? Central Virginia has several restaurants that also offer outdoor seating on a charming...
Kings Dominion
August 19, 2019
Images from Kings Dominion Experience All the Fun at Kings Dominion Lake Anna is conveniently located to a number of Central Virginia’s most popular activities and attractions. No matter what time of year, there’s never a bad time to visit one of Virginia’s premier themed amusement...
Lake Anna Boating
November 7, 2018
With over 200 miles of shoreline, Lake Anna is the ideal spot for boaters who enjoy cruising freely on the water. From speedboats and sailboats to pontoons and small runabouts, the lake’s perfect conditions and expansive views offer an unforgettable boating experience. Fuel up the tank...

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