THE NEABSCO CREEK BOARDWALK is a ¾-mile boardwalk that traverses Neabsco Creek, allowing hikers access to wetlands where the tall grasses and marsh filter pollution from the river and provide a rich habitat for great blue herons, wood ducks, mallards, sparrow and red-winged blackbirds, just to name a few of the winged wildlife known to populate the area.
The walkway is part of the POTOMAC HERITAGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL, which was established by Congress in 1983 designating an 800-mile trail network stretching from the Allegheny Mountains in Pennsylvania to the Potomac River, winding through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
The boardwalk is part of NEABSCO REGIONAL PARK and showcases Woodbridge's most valuable natural asset -- the Potomac waterfront – while linking historic landmarks such as Rippon Lodge and Leesylvania Park. The boardwalk is ADA compliant and encompasses educational sites that highlight information on native wildlife and plants.
- Distance to Washington, DC: 28
- Hours of Operation: dawn to dusk
- Parking Information: Until boardwalk parking is available, please use lots at Rippon Lodge Historic Site or Eagles Park, both a hop/skip/jump from the boardwalk. Street parking is not allowed on Blackburn Road.
- Pet Friendly:
- Wheelchair Accessible: