Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, Virginia

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A Small Creek at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Annandale, Virginia

The town of Annandale in the U.S. state of Virginia is a suburb of Washington D.C. that is on the Little River Turnpike, one of America’s oldest toll roads. (It is now Virginia Route 236.) Just a little drive from the town center of Annandale in the U.S. state of Virginia nestled in a protected wooded area is the Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Here you will find an art center, a small zoo where you can see animals native to the region, a picnic area for picnics, a few basketball courts and over a mile of hiking trails through a natural wooded area. You come here and you will feel like you are in nature in spite of the fact that you are surrounded by urbanization.

Now some of you think of how wonderful it is to have…

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