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Lake Anna Travel Tips
200 Miles of Shoreline Perfect at Lake Anna Vacation Rentals
Located just 18 miles to the west of I-95, Lake Anna is around halfway between Richmond, VA and Washington DC. It is also easily accessible from both Richmond and Charlottesville. This man-made, freshwater lake is 17 miles long with over 200 miles of shoreline. It is Virginia’s second biggest lake and one of its most popular vacation areas.
What to Do on the Lake
Lake Anna condos are rapidly becoming increasingly popular as vacation destinations. The lake itself is certainly the big attraction. It offers excellent sailing, superb fishing and much more. The fishing enthusiasts head to the north side for the wide variety of fish such as several species of bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, walleye, white and yellow perch. Fishing is so popular that there are local leagues and tournaments to join in with. Those looking to get out on the water will find boat rentals are readily available. The best place for sailing is to the south of the lake where the wide open water provides a great area. While those who are looking for water sports will find the area around the middle of the lake the place to be.
Lake Anna State Park stretches out from the shore and visitors will find this a great place to picnic. It provides launch facilities for boats that are available to the public. There is also a snack bar on the beach as well as an exhibition about the creation of the lake. Within the park, there is mile after mile of hiking and horseback riding trails. Also in the park are the remnants of the old Goodwin Gold Min and visitors may enjoy panning for gold here. While in the park, visitors will want to see the remains of the old plantation house which is easily accessible along one of the hiking trails.
Discover the History of America
Around Lake Anna vacation houses are also a variety of wonderful day trip options. The region is steeped in the history of the United States, particularly the Civil War era. Just a 30-minute drive away is one of the country’s most historic cities, Fredericksburg, dating from 1737. Here, visitors will find fascinating colonial period buildings alongside a delightful selection of stores and restaurants. It really is a charming place to spend a day.
Not far from here is the boyhood home of the first President, George Washington. The site of his boyhood home is at Ferry Farm, where the legend of him chopping down a Cherry Tree began. You'll also find the Rappanhannock River where he threw the silver dollar across it. Visit Washington’s mother’s home and the area where some of the worse battles of the Civil War were fought at Sunken Road at Marye’s Heights. Head to Spotsylvania National Military Park where there are over 5,500 acres of famous battle sites, including Chancellorsville, Old Salem Church and the Stonewall Jackson Shrine, marking the spot where he died. At Staunton, visitors will enjoy the Frontier Culture Museum where they can learn more about the life of the pioneers. This living history museum encompasses four farms. While in the area, take a trip to Montpelier to visit the home of James Madison, the fourth President and "Father of the Constitution."
Enjoy the Comforts of Home in Lake Anna Vacation Rentals
Lake Anna vacation rentals are available to suit any size of family or group of friends. There are large spacious designer homes or relaxed cozy getaway cottages. Each comes with excellent facilities provided by the owners to ensure a great vacation. Lakefront properties with private decks and boat launch ramps, wireless internet access, BBQs and all modern conveniences are available. Many welcome both children and pets.