Let’s head to Woodbridge, VA for couple of bird watching hikes.
Location: Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Meeting Point: [Parking Lot for the refuge](https://goo.gl/maps/ytcQVBYbCzLFR8V79)
Meeting Time: 9:00 am
Hike Distance: 4 miles
Time: ~2.5 hours
**Lunch:** we should be at the lunch spot around noon.
Quite unbelievable that there are not one but two vegan places nearby:
1. [NuVegan cafe](https://www.ilovenuvegan.com/cafe-locations/) – https://goo.gl/maps/x77VxDkYko6B9JY9A
2. [Fresh Life cafe](https://www.freshlifecafe.com/) – https://goo.gl/maps/vf5j94Zp7cXr7pMW8
Location: Mason Neck State Park
Meeting Point: [main parking lot](https://goo.gl/maps/NzcXEnjoHQmge4Vn8)
Meeting Time: around 2:00 pm (depending on the activities before)
Hike Distance: 5 miles
Time: ~2.5 hours
Cost: $10 park entrance fee per vehicle
Dog friendly? No! No pets please.
Bathroom Facilities/Water: Yes – many options in Mason Neck.
Please do not attend if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
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* Please also view the Rules listed at the end of this description
* Please read [The 10 Essentials of Hiking](https://americanhiking.org/resources/10essentials/)
Pets: When hikes are organized in dog-friendly areas, hikers are invited to bring their pet(s). However, dogs are the sole responsibility of the owner(s) who brought them; should be up-to-date on their vaccinations & in possession of the relevant tags; and should be under the control of their owner(s) at all times. Dogs that demonstrate consistently aggressive or otherwise out-of-control behavior will be banned from future hikes. Owners should come prepared to dispose of their dogs’ waste in appropriate receptacles.
## Alcohol/Smoking/Intoxicants: Use of intoxicants such as alcohol, cigarettes and/or illegal substances is banned during the hikes.
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