Caledon State Park (Va.) officials dedicated a new campground Friday, and the event couldn’t have been choreographed any better in terms of natural elements, the Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg reported.
The weather was pleasant for late August. There was even a breeze coming off the Potomac River. The drizzle held off until speakers finished and the ribbon was cut.
But the most amazing part came when Gov. Terry McAuliffe mentioned the large eagle population at the park in King George County. As soon as he said “eagle,” there was chatter in the audience, and a man pointed toward the water.
“There’s one right behind you, sir,” he told the governor.
“I ordered that,” McAuliffe quipped.
More than 180 people, many of them wearing uniforms of local and state agencies, gathered to dedicate the new canoe-in campground. It’s the newest public access point on the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, a 3,000-mile water trail that traces the voyages of the English explorer.
Caledon’s natural beauty and “evocative landscape” make it a perfect addition, said Chuck Hunt, trail superintendent.
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