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Great Falls Park
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in McLean
One of my favorite parks on the East coast, Great Falls park provides breath taking views of the falls on the Potomac River, fun hiking trails for people of all skill levels, and the perfect place for a family pic...
If you park at Riverbend Park (upstream) or Difficult Run Stream Valley trail (downstream), you save admission and get a nice 2-3-mile hike before the splendor (and crowds) of Great Falls.
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Clemyjontri Park
#2 of 5 Nature & Parks in McLean
The real feature is that this park has all types of activities and if you are parents of a child with special need, you will amazed by how many things your child will enjoy.
Different areas, sings, slides based on ages, maze, running , climbing, train goes through part of the park for kids & parent to go on, PLUS a real carousel to ride ($3.00 which includes child & parent).
Scott's Run Nature Preserve
#3 of 5 Nature & Parks in McLean
This is a beautiful park on the edge of the Potomac River with hiking trails through wooded parkland.
This is a very nice little nature preserve sandwiched between high-end neighborhoods just outside the Beltway.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Vienna 7.3 km away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Vienna
Whether booking a magic night of performance by magnificent artistis, or just strolling local events on the grounds, or even just walking around the park to take in a little scenery, you're in for a treat!
Artists and audiences alike love coming to this terrific National Park to see the nation's best acts, symphonies and other offerings in a beautiful covered and scenic setting.
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C & O Canal Washington DC, DC 2.5 km away
#17 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
We parked at the C&O National Historic Park (Billy Goat Trail) in Potomac, MD -- about 15 miles from the trail head in Georgetown.
Gt off the streets and visit the beauty of nature...
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Billy Goat Trail Potomac, MD 8.8 km away
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in Potomac
The Billy Goat Trail is a challenging hiking trail in Great Falls Park, more a series of rocks and boulders than a "trail."
Begin your hike from Anglers Inn (free, limited parking)south of the trail or from north of the trail (near the park entrance) This is a fairly strenuous hike and you'll work up a sweat.
Meadowlark Botanical Garden Vienna 8.8 km away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Vienna
We were able to get some great photos amongst the beautiful cherry blossom trees in the park as well as enjoyed watching/feeding the large koi fish (and occasional turtle) from the wooden “pier”/walkway.
Kids, grannies, romantics, everyone will love this nature heaven and all the varieties og plants, trees, nature.
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
#4 of 5 Nature & Parks in McLean
Beautiful trail from Great Falls park to River Bend park
Appreciate the wonders of nature in your own backyard.
Glen Echo Park Glen Echo, MD 5.0 km away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Glen Echo
In addition to the Adventure Theater, there are picnic tables, walks through the park, an excellent gallery of glass objects (The Art Glass Center), a ceramics center, silversmith and the Clara Barton House.
... a playground, an aquarium for toddlers, pottery and art classes for kids and adults, or a picnic, the range of activities at Glen Echo (a National Park site) is a treat for the entire family, young and old.
Turkey Run Park
#5 of 5 Nature & Parks in McLean
Whether you’re a serious hiker or just looking for the perfect spot for a private picnic, this park is well worth a visit.
Of all the nature with flowing water we pick it as a family favorite.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Washington DC, DC 11.1 km away
#1 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Great artwork from Russia and France, an amazing gift shop, and exquisite gardens (the roses are great in June)!! Located in NW DC near Cleveland Park.
March was a bit early in the season to gain a full appreciation of nature’s offerings, but one could get a sense of how spectacular and private these gardens could be in the spring/summer season.
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Dumbarton Oaks Washington DC, DC 10.3 km away
#5 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
It was such a nice diversion to walk through the park with its flowering cherry trees (not the oriental trees, but gorgeous nonetheless), tulips and other lovely flowers and flowering trees.
... the exquisite pavilion (designed by Philip Johnson) of pre-Hispanic arts; and the gardens, which are formal and Italian at the top of a hill and become wilder as you go down a slope into the public park.
Rock Creek Park Washington DC, DC 11.2 km away
#7 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Rock Creek park is a wonderful, peaceful and nature park, where you can hike, walk, bike, or just sit and enjoy all the flora and fauna
Rock Creek Parkway and the park which surrounds it n both sides is an unparalleled gem unique to D.C. Snaking its narrow way from the Kennedy Center on the Potomac up to Connecticut Ave, then changing its name to...
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Cabin John Regional Park Bethesda, MD 11.2 km away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Bethesda
Great Falls Park - a great walk; Strathmore (ballet, concerts, great performances), Puppet Company Playhouse (great shows for toddler and siblings), Adventure Theater (wonderful plays for older children - a must t...
Start with a morning hike, then time for the kids to romp in the large playground, lunch at the snack bar, skating on the ice rink and then a game of tennis while the kids learn at the excellent nature center.
Tudor Place Washington DC, DC 10.5 km away
#9 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
You can park on the street close by and are shown around by a guide, it may be worth booking in advance but we were lucky and got tickets at the door .
National Zoological Park Washington DC, DC 10.9 km away
#10 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
From the Pandas park to the Ross Spoonbill in the Amazon section, to the seals, Lions, gorillas, and a myriad of small exotic mammals this place is a true animal life sanctuary.
Even though we visited at the beginning of March, when nature is only starting to come alive, the visit was fantastic; the settings are well thought, I can only imagine how beautiful it must be during summer!
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Gulf Branch Nature Center Arlington, VA 5.5 km away
#14 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
The hike from the Nature Center to the Potomac River is amazing.
This park is hiding within a very nice residential neighborhood.
Potomac Overlook Regional Park Arlington, VA 6.8 km away
#8 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Over the years I’ve taken Boy Scouts and Venture Crews for hikes along the park’s trails, or trekked them on my own for exercise or birding.
Quaint park with multiple trails for hikers of all abilities to enjoy.
Lee Community & Senior Center and Park Arlington, VA 5.7 km away
#18 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Bon Air Park Arlington, VA 7.9 km away
#5 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
For years Bon Air Park has been a favorite place for local Arlingtonians to stroll through nature, sit in the luxurious rose gardens, engage in bird watching (and people watching), let the kids run loose (and dogs...
Love this park for a picnic with access to facilities and a playground
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park Arlington, VA 11.8 km away
#3 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Lovely place to enjoy the peace and serenity of nature just minutes from DC. Trails are mostly shaded through the woods, some go down to the water's edge and some are on boardwalks crossing over a marsh area.
This is a fitting memorial to Teddy as he helped preserve many of the wilderness areas and National Parks that we are able to enjoy across the country.
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Riverbend Park Great Falls 10.8 km away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Great Falls
Walk to Great Falls Park and back, picnic with your friends, wander about the woods or Potomac.
This is a beautiful and tranquil area for kayaking, hiking and enjoying nature.
Bluemont Park Arlington, VA 8.1 km away
#6 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
We have enjoyed Bluemont as a family as kids have grown and activities have ranged from picnics and baseball games to bike rides to boy scout service activities in the park.
Plenty of space to play, have picnics, paly on apparatus, etc. Shelters and BBQ pits require permits form Arlington Parks.
Upton Hill Regional Park Arlington, VA 7.9 km away
#7 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
From the Park, one can head off either east or west along the bike path, either for exercise, birding, or a nature walk that includes some of the morn tranquil parts of Arlington Country.
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Benjamin Banneker Park Arlington, VA 6.2 km away
#19 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Tidal Basin Washington DC, DC 13.9 km away
#3 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
You will miss the big crowds, the teenagers on spring break & baby strollers!! HINT: hidden bathroom located at FDR, behind the gift shop! also an area there with park benches directly under the trees!! FANTASTIC...
Lovely walks, lovely nature and natural beauty combined with the best that humanity has to offer in terms of art and design.
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National Mall Washington DC, DC 14.6 km away
#2 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
It is a national park in downtown Washington, D.C., that is administered by the National Park Service and includes many of the nation's most celebrated memorials and museums and art galleries and historic sites.
Spent 3 days in this area of DC because weather was perfect so walked the mall going from museums to monuments, etc. Loved all the park benches (packed lunch two of the days and ate on benches while we people watc...
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Battery Kemble Park Washington DC, DC 6.9 km away
#37 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Potomac Park Washington DC, DC 11.2 km away
#16 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
My wife and I walked along the Potomac River through West Potomac Park from the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the Jefferson Memorial.
We visited the park in end of March 2018, the cherry blossom was very full bloom.
Turtle Park Washington DC, DC 8.0 km away
#34 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC