“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
When I was young, my Mother took us to Fairy Stone State Park to look for “Fairy Stones”. She still had them all these years later. When trying to find a place to take Mac for his birthday week I thought it would be fun to relive that experience. He’s really into collecting rocks, crystals or anything in nature that isn’t living really.
”Fairy Stones are Staurolite crystals found in only a few places around the world. Fairy Stones come in three varieties: The Roman Cross, the St. Andrew’s cross, and the Maltese cross The most rare and coveted fairy stone is the Maltese shape”.
Tips to Enhance Your Experience at Fairy Stone State Park Virginia:
🔨 Go to the visitor’s center. When you first arrive at the park, stop by the visitor’s center. The supportive staff members are fantastic. They’ll provide you with as much information as you’d like before you take off on the trails.
🔨 Have cash on you. It does cost $7 to enter Fairy Stone State Park, so make sure to have some extra cash on you. The fee gets put towards park maintenance.
🔨 Enjoy the views. While hiking through Fairy Stone Park, you’ll see a lot of amazing sights. Watch as the sky changes color, the current from the lake changes, and the leaves from trees shake in the wind.
🔨 Consider renting a cabin. After a long day of hiking, you might not feel up to driving home. I’m usually exhausted after spending hours walking through the trails. If you’d like to relax after a day out, consider renting one of the cabins on the premises. These cabins will have you feeling like you’re back at your favorite campsite again.
🔨 After hiking a difficult trail we found the place you “dig” for Fairy Stones which is just outside the actual Park. The sign above marks the place located to the right of the park. You access the site right behind the Fairy Stone Pit Stop!
Finding the fairy stones is a fun experience for all ages. Fairy Stone State Park Virginia has a lot to offer!
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