Vestal's Gap Road - Sterling, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 39° 01.206 W 077° 24.500
18S E 291504 N 4321766
Quick Description: Located at the northern entrance of the Claude Moore Park. This is one of many sections that still exist in Virginia.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2020 4:18:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM12R35
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
Vestal's Gap Road and Lanesville Historic District is a national historic district located in Claude Moore Park at Sterling, Loudoun County, Virginia. It encompasses 1 contributing building and 1 contributing structure. They are "Lanesville," a two-story side-gabled frame house on a solid stone-rubble foundation built about 1807, and a section of the former Vestal's Gap Road, an 18th-century road. - Above was taken from Wikipedia


About the Park:

Vestal’s Gap Visitor Center: contains restrooms, park maps and information, water fountain, and the Discovery Room with hands-on activities and live-animal displays
Vestal’s Gap Road and the Lanesville Historic District take you back in time as you walk the Native American trail and visit the:
Mid-1700s Frogshackle Nature Center
1779 Lanesville Ordinary and Post Office
1880s Bridges’ Schoolhouse
11 miles of hiking trails
2 fishing ponds
2 picnic pavilions available for rent
Pavilion 1
Pavilion 2
Historic Area listed on the National Register for Historic Places
Sportsplex: baseball, softball and rectangular fields (available for scheduled use)
Feature Discription: Vestal Gap Road used to be the main trail connecting everything in Northern Virginia.

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Alexandria, Virginia

End of the road: Charlestown, West Virginia

Visit Instructions:
We ask that if you visit the site, please include a unique picture with your impressions of the location. If possible, and if you are not too shy, please include yourself and your group in the photo. Extra points will be given for your best buffalo imitation or if you are licking something salty.
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