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A “Hidden Treasures of Reston” Bus Tour is Coming to the Area

by Anna Merod April 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm 11 Comments

The Reston Association is hosting a bus tour showing off the area’s hidden treasures.

“Even if you have lived here for a long time, have you ever seen the trolls under the bridge near Reston police station, the significant monarch trees, the Lake House or the Nature House?” said the RA’s event description.

The bus tour will take place on Monday (April 9) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will meet riders at the Lake House.

The tour will cost $12 for RA members and $18 for all others.

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  • Drip

    Does the tent city behind the library and the smaller tent city behind the bushes at Target count as hidden treasures? Lake House… LOL! It would be better to send people to the Ebola Reston building. Nature House is nice.

    • 30yearsinreston

      Take a look @ the wooded berm along Reston Parkway near St Annes Church – a regular hobo camp

      There was a campfire there last Friday

      • Mike M

        Homeless Joes do cause fires. I saw one across from the building with the Total Wine a few years back.

  • EliteinReston

    “Hidden” is the first word that comes to my mind too when I see a picture of the lake house.

  • Greg

    The santa-dude who sweeps the streets ought to be on the tour.

  • Willie Reston

    The event listing in the link says the tour is for people ages 50-110. That range might be too low.

  • JoeInReston

    I would be interested in taking such a tour. Its a pity that it was scheduled on a weekday morning and for an elder age group.

  • Paid for by BXP

    Maybe we can make the bus tour permanent with drop off spots at the RTC.

    • Greg

      If it was paid for by BXP, then that must be why it costs $12 to take the tour.

  • Greg

    Here’s an idea RA: pay some high-school kid a few bucks to create a brochure or pamphlet or internet page (but DO NOT pay an IT consultant or web design firm) memorializing these “hidden treasures” and places.

    The student can create a permanent, anytime, self-guided tour map, include many pictures for those who can’t take a paid tour (during a weekday morning no less — most of us work during those hours if you, RA, can imagine that) and get the RA out of the tour business once and for all.

    And, while you are at it, you can include a geocache page showing us where all the hidden treasure (read: money) is that RA stole from us to waste on the lake house.

  • Tom Mccauley

    Maybe the bus tour can stop at the tent cities and pick up the garbage which is littered and strewn (aimlessly) around the area.
    Of course if my lawn looked like a garbage dump I am sure a citation from RA would be delivered.


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