Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park
Experience Your Park
This riverfront park is part of a linear park system in Loudoun County linked by the Potomac Heritage Trail. Follow the signs that lead through the golf course to the Trail and river's edge. Elizabeth Mills is a 125-acre park along the Potomac River and Goose Creek. Kephart Bridge Landing canoe launch (off Riverpointe Drive) offers river access via the creek.
Hike west along the river and south along Goose Creek to Kephart Bridge Landing. There you'll find the Elizabeth Mills ruins, where the historic Carolina Road bridge the creek, and evidence of the Goose Creek Canal. Along the way you'll discover a double canal lock, built of Seneca sandstone in the 1840s and 50s and used only once. The round-trip hike takes about 2 hours at an easy pace.
H.E. Powell, president Goose Creek and Little River Navigation Company, 1857
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network is a portal into the region's history, culture, and ecology. Here a network of hiking and water trails affords you an intimate connection with the river and the distinctive Piedmont landscape. The trails beckon exploration and offer adventure.
Location. 39° 5.238′ N, 77° 28.463′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Squirrel Ridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the parking area for the Elizabeth Mills
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edwards Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away in Maryland); An Ideal Crossing (was approx. 1.1 miles away in Maryland but has been reported missing. ); At the Junction of War and Peace: (approx. 1.1 miles away in Maryland); Belmont (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Edward’s Ferry (approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named Edwards Ferry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ice House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carriage House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 7,800 times since then and 1,972 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.