Lorton is so much more than a stop on the metro line. It’s named after an English village and has a number of significant historical places worth visiting. If you’re fond of history, make time for Gunston Hall, the home of George Mason, Pohick Church (which was the parish of George Washington), Belvoir (the home of William Fairfax), and Woodlawn Plantation.
If you head north, there’s Alexandria where you can take in its historical significance, various shopping opportunities, dining spots, and more. If you’re a fan of parks, visit Pohick Bay Regional Park and Mason Neck State Park. Leesylvania State Park is not too terribly far either as its located in Woodbridge.
You can also experience the Occoquan River at its most breathtaking by going on a boat tour. This is a fantastic opportunity to see how commercialism exists in harmony with the natural surroundings that have created the personality of Lorton.