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Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale

4.7
#3 of 7 in Wildlife in Fairfax County
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Hidden Oaks Nature Center reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
43 reviews
Google
4.7
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  • This is truly a nice and sweet nature center / park which affords something for children and for adults. A Pretty Place 
    This is truly a nice and sweet nature center / park which affords something for children and for adults. A Pretty Place  more »
  • While the 'main attraction' here, the nature center, has been closed during the pandemic, there's still plenty to enjoy in this lovely forest setting. As a childless couple, we found this walk... 
    While the 'main attraction' here, the nature center, has been closed during the pandemic, there's still plenty to enjoy in this lovely forest setting. As a childless couple, we found this walk...  more »
  • This park is way off the beaten path, but is lovely and beautifully maintained. Walk beside the lake or stroll on the nature paths. There is a nature center, but since Covid, it is often closed. 
    This park is way off the beaten path, but is lovely and beautifully maintained. Walk beside the lake or stroll on the nature paths. There is a nature center, but since Covid, it is often closed.  more »
Google
  • Love this place! Well kept and very informative. They also have a really cool chainsaw carving of animals near the visitor center. Very kid friendly park. It is a smaller park, but it is very well kept and they have info about things (species, animal footprints) along the trails. I'm not sure if I went on slow day or what, but I was the only one in the park and it was very relaxing.
  • Reptiles live here! Miniature Zoo like place. Really cute outdoor gardens with various activity and learning programs for kids in weekends available! Book ahead!
  • Great playground! Looks new! It is in full sun, so I’d recommend going early. We did the treasure hunt, which was more like a scavenger hunt with no treasure at the end. This was a little disappointing for my little ones who were looking forward to a treasure map and a treasure (which for the price and from the description, I also expected). However, they soon for got and enjoyed their private tour through the woods, looking for bugs and other animals. At end they also got to pet a box turtle so they were happy. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
  • Came here on mother's dayfor a quiet family walk with a 2-year old. Even though the nature center was closed there was plenty for us to do. The trails were well marked and well-maintained. It definitely was not very crowded and there is a lot of variety in the terrain. Some of the paths are paved, some are dirt, others have planks. We were able to walk down to the stream. Especially enjoyed the fun facts that were peppered throughout the and looking at the animal tracks along the way. We spent about an hour at the park and look forward to coming back with everything is open again.
  • Bring your hiking boots because their is a refreshing creek you'll enjoy splashing water and having fun. My 10 & 12 year old boys loved this place. We skipped rocks and made water dams until it was time for lunch.

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