Mason Neck State Park is a wonderful summertime getaway, offering many waterfront amenities in addition to its myriad hiking and cycling trails. Hikers will have a blast exploring the six miles of unpaved hiking trails that meander through Mason Neck State Park. These trails are generally quite easy to traverse and are open year round.
Several raised platforms allow these trails to cross over marsh areas without coating guests in muck and mud, and shouldn't be missed. In addition to the unpaved trails, there are three miles of paved, multi-use trails that provides several great views of the adjacent bay and beaches. If you're looking to bring a dog along for your hike make sure to keep them on a leash for the length of your trip.
Refuse bins are located at several spots here, so make sure to bring bags and clean up any waste your pet might leave behind. Fishing is popular here on Belmont Bay, which offers several species of trout during the warmer months. A concrete pier is free for guests to use, provided you've paid admission upon entering the park.
No rental services exist here, so make sure to come prepared with all the necessary equipment before setting off. If you'd like to bring along your canine companion, feel free to do so. Leashes aren't technically required on the shoreline here, so make sure to use your best judgment when bringing along your pet. Boating is also available in Mason Neck State Park.
Motorized speedboats are prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring any cartop vessels provided they're marked with up to date registration. There are two boat launches available for park guests to use free of charge, but remember than boats on trailers are too large for these areas. Canines are allowed on water fairing vessels at the discretions of their owners.