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Head to Government Island to Enjoy the Beauty of Nature

\"autumn-481752_1280\" Residents of our Aquia Terrace apartments who are in the mood to enjoy the outdoors this summer can head to Government Island to enjoy the wide variety of activities and wildlife offered by this natural area. Government Island features a scenic heritage trail where visitors can do some hiking. The Government Island site sites over 17 acres and is sometime called \"America\'s Historic Stone Quarry. In fact, the stone used in the construction of the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building were quarried from this area. Government Island is even historically significant for events taking place before the construction of these important building. The nature trail that\'s located along the water at Government Island can be traced back to the time of Native Americans. Have fun exploring Government Island and other natural areas around Stafford this summer. Leave suggestions for our residents on other natural areas to explore on our Facebook page. Those looking out for apartments in Stafford that are located near recreational areas can contact us to learn more about Aquia Terrace.