Made for Little Kids
Burke Lake and Lake Accotink
Distance: 4.7-mile loop and 3.8-mile loop, respectively.
Fairfax County offers 320 miles of biking and jogging trails
for all skill levels; the paths around Lake Accotink in Springfield and
Burke Lake in Fairfax Station offer particularly good rides for little
kids. Bordering the bodies of water for which the parks are named, the two
dirt trails roll through the woods without steep hills. Resting spots are
scattered along both trails, and the parks offer snack bars and activities
for after the ride. At Burke Lake, you’ll find fishing, golf, volleyball,
and a train for little ones, while Accotink offers mini-golf, a carousel,
and canoes and paddleboats. If you need to rent a bike, Lake Accotink can
take care of that. For more, see the Fairfax County parks website.
See the Trails