There is snow falling in the mountains so now is the time to enjoy the wide variety of outdoor winter fun Virginia has to offer. Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains are home to four ski resorts that offer downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Fortunately, for our residents they are all just a day trip away from Embrey Mill. It’s fun for the whole family from beginner skiers to the most experienced. Here are a few resorts we recommend, that are all within driving distance.
The dates of the national Cherry Blossom Festival will vary each year depending on the weather, but the best time to visit is usually March 15 – April 16. However, if you want to avoid the large crowd of tourists, living at Embrey Mill, puts you in a central location to other various cherry blossom destinations.
It’s no secret that as the air gets crisper and the sun goes down earlier that it’s harder to get the kids outside to play. Especially this time of year, after they have collected all sorts of new toys from Santa, most are content waiting for spring to arrive for outside activities to resume. However, here at Embrey Mill, with so much open space, parks and trails, it can be the perfect Winter Wonderland to play, explore, and spend family fun time together. Here are some ideas to encourage the kids to be curious and creative right here in their own neighborhood.
The Knight family cemetery is located on the farm formerly owned by the Knights and later, by Jackson Musselman, son-in-law to Lewis Knight. The cemetery contains several graves; however, only two are inscribed.
Commuting to work (especially if you live in the Stafford area but work in D.C., Fairfax, or Woodbridge) can be a huge money and time saver. It can also be a great way to make friends and lessen the impact on the environment.
It is that time of year again; the kids are back to school! We all know the first few weeks of school can be stressful for families with getting back on a schedule, making it to the bus stop on time, packing lunches and helping with homework. What’s a better way to relieve some of that stress for both, mom, dad and the kids by having a fun family day at one of the many Fall Festivals right in here in Stafford County?
Here at Embrey Mill we are proud to say that we have total “Walkability” in our neighborhood. You can walk to any of our park as well as from one phase of the development to the other. On any given day as you ride through Embrey Mill you will see moms, kids, and dog walkers traveling up and down our sidewalks. Our goal at Embrey Mill was for you to come home, park your car and leave the busy lifestyle behind you as your enjoy all the community has to offer.
Here at Embrey Mill we offer a variety of opportunities to keep fit without leaving the community.
Our pool is equipped with five lap lanes separate from the kid’s splash zone area. The Fitness Center at the Embrey House is armed with plenty of cardio and weight training equipment. If you want to enjoy the great outdoors take a walk/run on our Rocky Run Trail.
Join us on Saturday, August 27th for the first ever Embrey Mill Road Rally! We're excited to bring remote control cars, sponsored by HobbyTown USA, to Racetrack Park for kids and adults to race for prizes!
Nothing is better than meandering through the Blue Ridge Mountains or Shenandoah Valley for a day trip. Thanks to being located conveniently close to 95. Embrey Mill is a great place to start your day adventures. While some of these are about an hour or two away, there are a couple that are a little further – but getting there is half the fun. With hundreds of miles of popular drives in Virginia, you’re sure to find one you love.
Get your splash on come summertime at Lake Anna, a local favorite of Embrey Mill residents. Only about an hour’s drive from door to shore, Lake Anna offers easy boat launch access and plenty of activities in, out, and around the water.
At the end of a long week, nothing is better than meandering through the Blue Ridge Mountains or Shenandoah Valley on your bike. Check out some incredible motorcycle trips you can take from your home at Embrey Mill.
Half an hour away from Embrey Mill you’ll find small-town charm and big-city spirit in Fredericksburg, VA. Whether you’re a foodie, budding historian, or shopping enthusiast, there’s something to love in this classic town. Here’s a quick run-down of top picks.
So you took the kids on a nature hike, hit all 6 parks, had a lunch outing at the Before ‘n’ After Café, but what else can you do on a nice weekend with the family? Now that spring is here at Embrey Mill you’re going to want to get out of the house and enjoy the rich history and beautiful sites in Northern Virginia.
According to the Washingtonian, Stafford County is expected to see a 141.4% rise in population, with neighboring Spotsylvania County expected to rise 137.2%, and Frederick County (VA) expected to rise 77.8% by the year 2040. Those living at Embrey Mill know that Stafford Virginia is simply a wonderful place to live!
Spring means warmer weather, flowers, outside activities, and fresh produce! The Stafford County Farmers Market is bursting with fresh produce and products that are grown or made within a 125 mile radius of the market.
It's no secret that there is always something to do here at Embrey Mill! Nonetheless, there sure is a lot going on outside of our beautiful community in the greater Stafford area as well! Don’t believe us? Be sure to check out a few of these upcoming events:
Big news! Niche.com just released its top school rankings and we’re proud that Colonial Forge High School, where Embrey Mill high school students currently attend, was ranked #28 in Virginia, #35 in the DC Metro area, and #836 in the country (out of 14,431 schools). Go Eagles!