Lake and Walking / Bike Trails


Shouse Village neighbors can frequently be found walking dogs or hiking, jogging or biking on miles of wooded paths that lead from the lake around the whole Shouse development.

  • The trail runs through part of the woods that abut Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and connects with bike trails in surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Well-placed benches along the trail make quiet spots for meditation or listening to the sounds of the babbling brook that meanders through the woods.

The lake is a favorite fishing spot for neighborhood anglers and every year plays host to ducks, geese, songbirds, the occasional snapping turtle, and even a few rascally beavers. Surrounded by flowering crab trees and daffodils in the spring and brilliant autumn foliage, the lake and paths provide four seasons of activity for residents.