STAFFORD COUNTY ENEWS                                                                         May 2015

FERRY FARM BREAKS GROUND
STAFFORD DONATES $470,000 TO EXPANSION EFFORT
 
Stafford is donating $470,000 towards the construction of a new turn lane and entrance to Ferry Farm. They will apply for matching funds from the state to fund the whole project.
  
Stafford County helped the George Washington Foundation celebrate a groundbreaking for the reconstruction of George Washington's boyhood home on April 25 at Ferry Farm in Stafford County.

The home site  reconstruction is the first effort of an expansion that will eventually include a visitor's center. The home will give visitors, young and old alike, a glimpse into the daily life of the boy who would become the Father of our Country. 


Read the press release

CROW'S NEST CANOE LAUNCH OPENS
BOON TO PADDLERS, NATURE LOVERS AND BIRDERS
The Brooke Road access point offers parking for 20 cars, a shoreline birding/nature trail to viewpoints of Accokeek Creek, and a new ADA-accessible canoe/kayak launch facility for the Crow's Nest Water Trail.

Watch the video!

Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve's Canoe and Kayak Launch
Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve's Canoe and Kayak Launch

ADVENTURE BREWING RECEIVES AWARD
ADVENTURE BREWING'S WHEAT BEER NAMED BEST IN NORTHERN VA 
In its first beer awards issue, Northern Virginia magazine named Adventure Brewing Co.'s Backpack Wheat the best wheat beer. 

Here's what the magazine had to say about the winning beverage: "Typical of German-style hefeweizens, this creamy-textured, well-balanced brew has a pronounced sweetness with a touch of banana and lemon and a faint tart finish
." Congratulations Adventure Brewing! 
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STAFFORD TOURISM
In This Issue
Quick Links
FAQ
National Museum of the Marine Corps Events
Highlights
May 6 & 20
Listen to 1230AM


Tune into WFVA's   Town Talk to hear about Stafford's special events and new attractions.  
8 - 9am
Sipping Under the Stars:  Outdoor Movie Series
May 29
Potomac Point Winery
Indulge in the ultimate "Dinner & a Movie" date night!  Begin with a delectable dinner from Le Grand Cru Bistro in one of our Tuscan Venues.  Upon finishing dinner enjoy the illustrious sunset Potomac Point has to offer.  Then make your way into the vineyard to sip wine under the stars and enjoy our featured film of the evening.  Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair for your viewing pleasure.
 

Woodland Walk
Gari Melchers Home & Studio
May 31, 2 pm
Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, this informative walk covers a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touches on Belmont's historic ruins. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center. 


Riverside Dinner
Theater's May Lineup

Through May 3
 
 
 May 9 - June 28   
Through May 9
May 16 - July 11

Stafford County Tourism
tourinfo@staffordcountyva.gov  TourStaffordVa.com

    1300 Courthouse Road  | P.O. Box 339, Stafford, VA  22555
(800) 325-2059  |  (540) 658-8681