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Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

21085 The Woods Road
703-669-0316

The word "banshee" is a Gaelic term for a female spirit and the word "reeks" is a Gaelic term for hills and dales. Legend has it that around the 1840s, the owner of the farm was of Irish or Scottish decent. After a night in town he came back to the farm and heard strange cries and sounds in the woods, what he thought might have been banshees.

Since the farm was very hilly, he is supposed to have said that he heard, "banshees in the reeks." In the years since, the name has become Banshee Reeks



Reviews

Josh Woodyard

Rating:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
While this is a beautiful area - I give it only three stars due to the tick issues. If you plan to visit this area with children and/or your dog - be vigilant. We were just walking in the grassy areas of the trails and we had two ticks within the first five minutes. For the 1 hour we were there - all four family members had ticks on them as well as the dog. I’m guessing since this is a preserve area they don’t spray at all. Be aware.

Sushil Tiwari

Rating:
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Not very vistor friendly place, gates were not opened even at prescribed time on weekends. Although, hiking trail are good and refreshing

Deborah Lakowicz-Dramby

Rating:
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Beautiful spot to get lost and be found. Ron Circe is a delight. The visitor center is a lovely educational resource, and if you are looking for a place to volunteer and male a difference, talk to their staff. And, of course, trails and fishing!

J Iunger

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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Check for ticks-i took my dog and they are not kidding...the area is overrun with ticks. After 30 minutes on the trails...my dog and I never went off the trails...my K9 had at least 14 ticks on her. Make sure to check your dogs paws between the toes and the undercoat. The trails were beautiful but I may not go back due to the ticks...seriously...be careful. It's a beautiful place to hike but you must be careful

Jackie Mann

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Lookout Rock is a calm place to overlook Goose Creek and get your thoughts together.

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