Jerome Cookson - The Washington Post
Itís a Gold Mine of Activity
CENTRAL PARK FUN-LAND
At Central Park Fun-Land, get behind the wheel of a go-kart or bumper boats.
1351 Central Park Blvd., Fredericksburg, 540-785-6700, centralparkfun-land.com. Go-karts and boats, $7.
CAPT. JACK'S CRAB SHACK AND SEAFOOD MARKET
Capt. Jack's Crab Shack serves crustacean lunches and sells crab-theme merchandise.
6330 Morris Rd., Spotsylvania, 540-582-8868, welovecrabs.com.
LAKE ANNA WINERY
Sample the award-winning wines at the Lake Anna Winery.
5621 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, 540-895-5085, lawinery.com.
NORTH ANNA NUCLEAR INFORMATION CENTER
Lake Anna was built in 1972 to supply coolant to the North Anna Power Station, which has a free information center.
1022 Haley Dr., Mineral, Va., 540-894-2029, website.
FIRST MATES WATERCRAFT RENTALS
Make a splash with a personal watercraft or pontoon from First Mates Watercraft Rentals.
Anna Point Marina, 13721 Anna Point Lane, Mineral, Va., 540-895-0083, firstmatesrentals.com. Rates from $110.
Toss down a towel and take a dip at the Beach at Lake Anna State Park.
6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, 540-854-5503. website. Parking fees: $4 per vehicle weekdays, $5 weekends. Swimming fees: weekdays, $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 12; weekends, $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12.
The park's interpreter-led programs, such as Stampmill Sam's Gold Adventure, start at the Visitor Center.
6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, 540-854-5503, website. Stampmill Sam's Gold Adventure runs Sundays, 1-3 p.m., except for Aug. 2 and Sept. 6. $5 per person..
GOLD HILL TRAIL
The Gold Hill Trail -- one of eight trails -- passes near the ruins of the Goodwin Gold Mine, which visitors can explore on a guided tour.
6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, 540-854-5503, website. Goodwin Gold Mine Tour runs Fridays and Saturdays, 2-3 p.m., except Aug. 8. $3 per person or $8 per family.
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