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.