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

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
Lake Anna home

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
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
Historic attractions in Spotsylvania, historic attractions in Louisa County, historic attractions in Fredericksburg

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
Lake Anna winter events and activities, Spotsylvania winter events and activities, Louisa winter events and activities

Things to Do this Winter near Lake Anna

Image from Kate ElimExperience the Lake Anna Area’s Winter FestivitiesLake Anna and the surrounding area are a year-round destination for travelers of all ages and interests. From viewing festive holiday light displays to partaking in the winter events at some of your favorite Central Virginia... 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

Your Travel Guide

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November 7, 2018
By Barrett Baker Extending Your Space Beyond the Water’s Edge A dock or boathouse is an extension of your lakefront property, not only providing you with a place to safely pull, secure and store your boat(s) out of the water, but also to provide you with a way to have access to the...
Lake Anna coronavirus support
April 14, 2020
Ways to Support Area Businesses during CoronavirusCoronavirus, or COVID-19, has caused a massive change in our everyday lives, from social distancing to stay-at-home orders. While we may not be able to visit all of our favorite Lake Anna businesses at this time, there are ways that you...
Lake Anna boat dining
August 20, 2020
Cruise into the Cuisine of Lake AnnaBy Arielle PattersonThe warm weather near Lake Anna beckons you outside for a number of activities. Why not also enjoy a meal outside? Lake Anna has several restaurants that not only offer outdoor seating on a charming patio, but also allow you to pull...
Louisa County Restaurant Week 2020
March 3, 2020
Image from Visit Louisa Indulge in Local Cuisine during Louisa County Restaurant Week Lake Anna has a number of restaurants that offer an array of cuisine. Local menus tempt your taste buds with options ranging from fresh seafood and juicy steaks to homemade sweets. Louisa County...
November 7, 2018
Lake Residents Are Upgrading Their Docks To Lavish Living Quarters By Jeff Owen, owner of JOContractors​ Image suppled by Jeff Owen When you’re living on the lake, the boundaries of your living space are no longer confined to your living room. From your dock to your boathouse,...
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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