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Wolf Trap in Spring’s clothing

Most people know Wolf Trap from its summer edition. That means the amphitheater in full swing mode and its vicinity teeming with patrons. But the best time to visit is the Spring, when the Nature rules and people are a rare sight.

This is the Wolf Trap park viewed from underneath the Ovations restaurant.
There are plenty of picnic tables in the wooded area just behind the gazebo.
It surely beats having pre-concert snacks in the parking lot.
If you turn left just before gazebo, you will see the meadow pavilion.
A hidden oasis where you can usually find some benches too.
If you continue on the path into the forest, you will find the Theater in the Woods.
In summer, it hosts many programs for children of all ages.
This is the opposite view, back towards the Ovations restaurant.
In winter, this is one of the most popular sledding slopes in Fairfax county.
(the amphitheater is about 100 yards to the left)
The extra parking above the East Lot looks like a big football field
(with the advantage for the downhill team)
More picnic possibilities along the walkway from the above lot to the amphitheater.
Many buildings betray their original farm roots.
Just behind the previous building, you will find the bust of Mrs. Catherine Shouse,
who donated her farmland to build this unique place.
Following her gaze will lead you to one of her original houses.
(now used by the park administration)
A view of the Filene Center from the traffic circle before the box office.
The green area inside the circle is home to native Virginian plants.
The box office area few weeks before the crowds arrive.
To the left there is a ranger station and an information kiosk.
The Wolf Trap Plaza looks a bit spooky without all the concert goers.
(this is the place just behind the main gate)
The Filene Center ready for action.
One of the two bridges leading to the balcony area.
A view of the stage from the balcony top.
Main gate is not the only way into the amphitheater. This is the stage entrance.
(you can often save time using one of the side entrances)
The parking lot behind the Filene Center (whose loading area is shown).
Usually not available in summer, but during off-season the best entry into the park.

The Wolf Trap park, including the amphitheater area, is open throughout the year, so come visit.


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