Manassas National Battlefield's Brownsville Picnic Area

Map of TRACK Trail through Brownsville Loop

The Brownsville Picnic Area TRACK Trail is an easy 0.4 mile loop featuring open field, wetland, and woodland habitat and views of Young's Branch.

The Brownsville Picnic Area TRACK Trail is a great place to observe birds and butterfly's. By the spring of 2019 we expect this trail will be ABAAS compliant.  This includes our accessible fishing and wildlife viewing dock that is connected to the trail.

For more information on this and the park please visit www.nps.gov/mana and be sure to visit us on Facebook.  

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Collectible sticker for Manassas National Battlefield

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality:
Picnic area
Trail through the field
Sunrise over field
Milkweed and blue spotted milkweed butterfly
Audubon important bird area sign with a bird on top

Adventures for Manassas National Battlefield's Brownsville Picnic Area

Nature's Hide and Seek brochure thumbnail
Hiking

Manassas Nature's Hide n' Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.40
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
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Hiking

Birds of the Greater Washington, DC Area

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.40
The Birds of the Greater Washington DC Area brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.
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Hiking

Manassas Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.40
By following the picture and text clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.

Directions

William Centre Blvd.
Manassas, VA 20109
Latitude: 38.803635000000
Longitude: -77.551319500000

The Brownsville Picninc Area TRACK Trail is located on William Centre Blvd., off of Groveton Road in Manassas National Battlefield Park.  

The Henry Hill Visitor Center is located at:

6511 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20109

Car
From Washington D.C. and Points East: Travel west on I-66 to Exit 47B, Route 234 North (Sudley Road). Proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

From Points North: Travel south on I-95 to the Capital Beltway (Route 495). Travel west towards Silver Springs, MD. Continue on the Beltway for approximately 10 miles, crossing the Potomac river into Virginia. Take the exit for I-66 west to Manassas. Take Exit 47B, Route 234 North (Sudley Road). Proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

From Points South: Travel north on I-95 to Exit 152, Route 234. Turn left at the traffic light on to Route 234 North (Sudley Road). Stay on Business Route 234 (do not take the by-pass) and travel for approximately 20 miles just beyond the city of Manassas. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is located on the right, just past the entrance to the Northern Virginia Community College.

From Points West: Travel east on I-66 to Exit 47, Route 234 North (Sudley Road). Turn left on Route 234 and proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Manassas National Battlefield Brownsville Picnic Area TRACK Trail was made possible by a partnership formed between the National Park Service and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program. This project was financed in part by the National Park Service’s CONNECT TRAILS TO PARKS program, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System in 2018.