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Bluebells Are About to Peak at Bull Run Regional Park

Looking for a nice place to take a walk? This weekend, this could be it.

The Bluebell Trail at Bull Run Regional Park is peaking this week. Photo by Marjorie O'Brien.

The cherry blossoms have largely faded, but that doesn’t mean your Instagram feed won’t still be sprinkled over the coming days with people posing themselves, their kids, and their pets against a backdrop of flowers.

Enter the bluebell.

If you haven’t had enough of a spring-flower fix, consider a trip to Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, where the Bluebell Trail should be peaking within the week. The 1.5-mile loop trail is surrounded almost its entire length by a carpet of the delicate blue buds, which are native to Virginia, along with other wildflowers such as trout lily. Even without the flowers, it’s a nice walk in a park, mostly along water (both Bull Run and Cub Run) where you’ll also spot—and hear—toads and frogs.

There are some Beauty of Bluebells walks scheduled. Your best bet for avoiding the heaviest crowds may be to visit on a weekday.


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Sherri Dalphonse joined Washingtonian in 1986. She is the editor in charge of such consumer topics as travel, fitness, health, finance, and beauty, as well as the editor who handles such cover stories as Great Places to Work, Best of Washington, Day Trips, Hidden Gems, Top Doctors, and Great Small Towns. She lives in DC.