A Quaint Small Town Ready for Halloween

Occoquan is a small town in Prince William County, Virginia. The population was 934 at the census of 2010. It lies on the south bank of the Occoquan River and has a total area of 0.2 square mile, 16% of which is water. Let the sign tell a bit of the town’s history:

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Even though the town is very small, it has a beautiful river view and pretty nice houses.

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The town was very ready for Halloween. The following photos were taken on Sunday, October 26th, when they actually had a Trick-or-Treat for dogs. Guess you can see one of them in the photo above if you look carefully.
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After a leisure walk around the town’s center, we stopped to get some ice cream. Before we left, we visited the Puzzle Palooza Etc. shop and bought a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of an Escher painting. I believe this is a more practical purchase than the 9000-, 18000-, or 32000-piece ones!

If you ever find yourself near Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, I suggest you make a 4-mile detour and spend an hour or two in Occoquan, especially on a beautiful sunny day. You won’t regret it.

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