August 18, 2020

Exploring Stafford County

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Heading to Quantico this weekend for the Recon Ruck, Belleau Wood 8K or Quantico 12K? If you haven’t signed up yet, there are still spots available in the Recon Ruck.

While in town for the events, be sure to explore the hidden gems that make nearby Stafford County unique. Take in all of the historical attractions, beautiful parks, art exhibits, excellent golf courses, wineries, breweries, and outdoor recreation in one of Virginia’s fastest growing counties.

Check out the list of top things to do in Stafford provided by the Stafford County Economic Development & Tourism Office, a proud MCM sponsor:

Historical Attractions:

  • George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm
  • Chatham Manor


  • Widewater State Park
  • Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve
  • Stafford Civil War
  • Government Island


  • 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company
  • Adventure Brewing Company
  • Highmark Brewery
  • Barley Naked Brewing Company


  • Potomac Point Winery
  • Hartwood Winery


  • The Gauntlet Golf Club
  • Augustine Golf Club

Outdoor Recreation:

  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Water Adventure
  • Hiking

Disc Golf Courses:

  • Curtis Park
  • John Lee Pratt Park

Visit for more information on these attractions and others, plus local dining options. Make sure to check each attraction’s website for their COVID-19 operating procedures before visiting.

Looking to save money? Sign up for the Stafford County Savings Pass, an impressive collection of discounts and offers from businesses across the county. Help kick start our local economy by getting out in support of local businesses as they reopen, all while finding deals and exploring the county. All you need to do is sign up and present your offer at any participating businesses to redeem and save.

Written by Kayla Fagan

Kayla Fagan is a proud Air Force wife and mother to two young children. A novice runner, she joined the Marine Corps Marathon Organization in June 2020 as the Commercial Sponsorship Coordinator.

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