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Recreation

Recreational Considerations

Linden Farm has a history of excellent dove hunting, as well as quality opportunities to pursue whitetail deer and eastern wild turkeys. For 30 years, the farm has been carefully managed to promote robust wildlife populations alongside a successful agricultural operation, and the results are enviable. The waterfowl hunting on Brooke’s Lake can be highly productive, and there is lots of potential to further develop waterfowl habitat. The farm is on the western edge of the Atlantic flyway, and proximity to Lake Anna and Lake Orange provide a steady influx of waterfowl in the winter months. Ducks regularly seen on the farm include wood sucks, mallards, gadwalls, black ducks, and pintails. 

Beyond hunting, Linden’s two ponds provide fishing, kayaking, and all-around family recreation. There are farm roads throughout the property and significant opportunities exist to create an accompanying trail network for hiking, running, horseback riding, mountain biking, and ATV use. The diversity of the topography and land features also make for an excellent sporting clays course.

Lastly, while there are currently no horses on the farm, Linden has been home to hunter/jumpers and quarter horses in the past, and the acreage is ideal for equestrian activities. Central Virginia is known as horse country for good reason, and there are best-in-class resources nearby for developing and maintaining equestrian properties. The farm is on the border of the Keswick Hunt and the Bull Run Hunt, and both have fox hunted on the property in recent years. A highlight of Linden’s history was hosting a large-scale cavalry demonstration that featured over 300 horses engaging in multiple events.