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Parks & Trails

If your back yard seems small even when you are mowing it, it is time to visit a park. Your kids will soak up some history, explore nature, and get some exercise without realizing it. From the little pocket parks in Arlington to that urban jewel, Rock Creek Park, there is something here for everyone. The next time they say they want to go to the mall, take them - to The Mall!

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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge MD 21613

Price: $1 to $3

Age: All ages

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Located on the Eastern Shore, the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is over 27,000 acres of rich tidal marsh.  Home to several troubled species such as the American bald eagle, the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel and the migrant peregrine...

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Bull Run Mountains Conservatory

703-753-2631

PO Box 210
Broad Run VA 20137

Age: All ages

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The Bull Run Mountains Conservatory has trails for all ages that are open daily from dawn to dusk.  The preserve is open to foot traffic only (no pets other than dogs on a leash are allowed).  Fill out your waiver of liability before you head out...

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Bull Run Regional Park

703-631-0552

7700 Bull Run Drive
Centerville VA 20121

Price: Vehicle fee for non-jurisdiction only

Age: All ages

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At Bull Run Regional Park, bring a bucket and a shovel for a playground in the sand! The playground equipment is not the greatest, but the kids don't seem to mind. Swings, play structure, monkey bars, giant turtle, see saws, and tunnels. Nearby...

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Burke Lake Park

703-323-6600

7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station VA 22039

Price: No fee for Fairfax residents; Non-county chareds on weekends; $28/night (camping)

Age: All ages

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Burke Lake Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, with longer hours during different seasons.  There are a variety of activities available at the park which is sure to please all ages.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Cabin John Regional Park

301-299-0024

7400 Tuckerman Lane
Rockville MD 20817

Age: All ages

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Cabin John Regional Park has playgrounds, miniature train, snack bar, rest rooms, hiking trails, picnic areas, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, ice skating...

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Average: 4.8 (4 votes)
Capital Crescent Trail

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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The Capital Crescent Trail, connecting Georgetown and Silver Spring, is a paved trail running for about 11 miles along the right-of-way formerly used by the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The trail is an oasis,...

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Capitol Grounds

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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From Our Kids member Mary S. - "The Capitol grounds have a lot of nice space for kids and families to run around, play ball, have a picnic, etc. Most areas are far from traffic and safe for energetic kids. The view from the Capitol building...

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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

Price: $5/entrance fee per vehicle

Age: All ages

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The C&O Canal National Historical Park is a popular spot for hiking, biking, and canoeing. Views of the Potomac, guided ranger programs and mule-drawn canal boat rides are featured attractions.  There are six visitors centers and one contact...

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Claude Moore Park

claudemoore@loudoun.gov

21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road
Sterling VA 20164

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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Claude Moore Park encompasses 357 acres and is divided between a sportsplex and nature area.

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There are 11 miles of hiking trails where you'll meander through wetlands, ponds, woodlands and meadows in eastern...

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Average: 4 (2 votes)
East Potomac Park

202-554-7660

972 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington DC 20024

Age: All ages

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At East Potomac Park, kids can play while watching boats sail down the Potomac or airplanes taxiing down the runway (great view of the city too). This 328-acre park has public swimming pools, tennis courts, golf and playground. Plenty of play...

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Fairfax County Park Authority

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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The Fairfax County Park Authority maintains over 300 miles of trails. The 41.5-mile Cross County Trail (CCT) connects the Potomac River to the Occoquan.

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Fort Hunt Park

8999 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria VA 22308

Age: All ages

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Fort Hunt Park offers a little something for everyone. The park is open from 7am until sunset and there is plenty of room to explore, bike, picnic and have fun with your family. In the summer months, Fort Hunt Park is host to a summer concert...
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Fort Washington Park

Fort Washington Park
Fort Washington MD 20744

Price: $5/entrance fee per vehicle

Age: All ages

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Did you know that the first Fort Washington was built to guard the Nationa's Capital until it was destroyed by its own garrison in 1814?  The park has a long history and one that history buffs will enjoy learning about on a visit to Fort...

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Georgetown Branch Trail

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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Georgetown Branch Trail runs from Wisconsin Avenue to Rock Creek Park in Silver Spring.  It is a 1.6 mile long trail and crosses several busy roadways. You'll need a jogging or all-terrain stroller to navigate the trail's crushed gravel surface...

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Great Falls Park

Great Falls Park
McLean VA 22102

Price: $5/entrance fee per vehicle

Age: All ages

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Great Falls Park is an 800 acre park located along the Potomac River.  Overlooks to see the beautiful falls, easy trails, picnic benches and visitors center are just some of the park's attractions. $5 per vehicle entrance fee; $3 per person...
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Greenbrier State Park

301-791-4767

21843 National Pike
Boonsboro MD 21713

Price: $21.49 and up (camping)

Age: All ages

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Greenbrier State Park is a 42-acre man-made lake and beach and a very popular place during the summertime.  There are 165 campsites that offer bathhouses with hot showers. Each campsite has a fire ring, table and parking area.. Electrical hookups...

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Huntley Meadows Park

703-768-2525

3701 Lockheed Boulevard
Alexandria VA 22306

Age: All ages

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Huntley Meadows is one of the best places in the DC area to see wildlife. Over 200 species of birds, as well as beavers, frogs, deer, and herons, reside in this 1,425 acre park. Walk the 1/2 mile wetland boardwalk trail, watch wildlife from the...

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Average: 5 (2 votes)
Lake Accotink Park

703-569-0285

7500 Accotink Park Road
Springfield VA 22150

Age: All ages

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Enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, mini golf, a carousel, tourboat rides, and trails at Lake Accotink Park. Also, picnic areas, playgrounds and snack bar. Nominal fees...

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Lake Fairfax Park

703-471-5415

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston VA 20190

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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Lake Fairfax Park is a 476-acre park, with a lake, pedal boat rentals, tour boat, trails, playground, picnic areas, sports fields, carousel and camping. It's also home to the...

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Average: 5 (2 votes)
Long Bridge Park

475 Long Bridge Drive
Arlington VA 22202

Price: Free admission; parking meter fee

Age: All ages

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Long Bridge Park is Arlington's newest and largest park. It is 18 acres and features three synthetic fields, public art pieces, an esplanade, rain garden and lots of public green space.

 

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Average: 4 (2 votes)