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Great Places to Explore in the DC/VA/MD Area

June 28, 2017

I wanted to share some of my favorite places to go walking during the summer in the DC/VA/MD area.

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve – McLean, VA


Scotts Run Nature Preserve. Photo By Michiko Yoon.

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is a really pretty nature walk that leads to the peaceful view of the Potomac River. Visit the Fairfax County park website for more information about Scott’s Run Nature Preserve.

Location: 7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102



Huntley Meadow’s Park – Alexandria, VA

Huntley Meadows Park. Photo by Michiko Yoon.

At Huntley Meadows Park, you can spy lots of interesting wildlife like beavers, cranes, and turtles. A beaver came up to the spot where we were standing and swam right underneath the boardwalk!

Visit the Fairfax County park website for more information on Huntley Meadow’s Park.

Location: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306


Great Falls Park – Great Falls, VA


Great Falls Park. Photo by Michiko Yoon.

At Great Falls, you get this majestic view of the waterfalls that really is beautiful. Visit the National Park Service website for more information on the Great Falls.

Location: Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102


Tidal Basin – Washington, DC


Tidal Basin during cherry blossom season. Photo by Michiko Yoon

The Tidal Basin is the loveliest around cherry blossom time in March or April, but it is nice to walk around at any time of year. Visit the National Park Service website for more information on the Tidal Basin.

Location: Tidal Basin, Washington, DC


National Harbor – Fort Washington, MD


National Harbor at dusk. Photo by Michiko Yoon.

National Harbor is a nice spot to walk around during night time. There are lots of shops and restaurants to explore. Visit National Harbor’s website for more information.

Location: National Harbor, Fort Washington, MD 20745


Old Rag Mountain (Shenandoah National Park) – Sperryville, VA

Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park. Photo by Michiko Yoon.

Old Rag Mountain is a great spot to go hiking in the summertime. You get a wonderful landscape view of the mountains at the top. Visit the National Park Service website for more information.

Location: Old Rag Mountain, 2509 Nethers Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740



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