Potomac River Parks

Great Falls U.S. National Park, VA

What good fortune for Amberwoods of Great Falls families to live so close to the magnificent Great Falls National Park! The Park website tells all you need to know as you plan a visit that might include hiking, rock climbing, kayaking — but definitely no swimming allowed in the dangerous current and rocky terrain! Canal ruins built by the Patowmack Co founder George Washington and relics of the town of Matildaville serving the company workers reflect on early history of Northern Virginia. Imagine a much-anticipated train trip to the amusement park before flood waters washed it all away! Become a member, show your pass and enjoy every day you’re there!

Potomac River near the Mather Gorge



River Bend Park – Fairfax County, VA

River Bend Park is even a shorter drive from Amberwoods and offers a view of the Potomac River before water cascades mightily over the Falls. The opportunity to walk serene trails, launch small craft, and participate in various informative programs and special events entice you to visit this park every season!

Bluebells at Riverbend Park


Algonkian Regional Park, VA

Algonkian Regional Park, is described as a ‘vacation in your backyard’. Kids love the Volcano Water Park and miniature golf; large groups can picnic and play; modest rental cabins can be reserved; golfers can play any of the park’s three courses for nominal membership fees. There’s plenty of space for fun or solitude, whichever you prefer!

Cicada from Brood X 2002