National Parks in Washington DC

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National Parks in Washington DC

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  • paxa
    Washington DC, DC6,586 contributions
    This park is a real hidden gem. I can't believe it took us living in DC forever and just visiting it for the first time. For a garden that's right in the middle of the city it has a charming wilderness and deserted feel to it. We came here in mid August after the peak lotus bloom season but there were still plenty of flowers around. Buggy in a good way - no mosquitos which was a pleasant surprise as the whole place is a marsh - lots of pretty dragonflies and butterflies. Also many egrets, even saw one in flight which is a rare sight. Nice trails around the ponds, boardwalks over the marsh and paved bike trails. A bit tricky to get to when you are unfamiliar with the surrounding streets but now that we know how to get there will definitely visit more often.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • blairkk25
    New Jersey2,934 contributions
    I walked along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Georgetown in October 2021. I exited the Foggy Bottom / George Washington University metro station and walked to Georgetown. I went in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel and behind the hotel is the entrance to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The walking path along the canal is paved and it is a very peaceful place. You can see the canal, locks, waterfalls, tow boats. At about 32nd Street it is not paved any more so I decided to exit the canal and go back to M Street. Maybe next time I will walk further on the canal.
    Written 17 October 2021
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  • JoeNathan9249
    Saint Paul, MN5,734 contributions
    A hero of the civil rights movement, and an example of the role that courageous women have played in the "strive for justice." Decades before Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Bethune was able to make important progress. This is a shrine to courage and persistance.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Ebazinam
    Moore, OK1,086 contributions
    Probably....but the restrooms are truly terrible. Water is not available after you take care of things.
    Written 1 June 2017
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC5,698 contributions
    It is a historical park because in the old days, the Canal was used to transport goods and people from various places in Maryland to Georgetown, in Washington, DC. Note that there are several attractions located along this long Canal (up to Cumberland, in Western Maryland).

    Jogging, walking. and biking are some of the activities one can do at this Park. Other attractions near by include Georgetown neighborhood: shops, restaurants, museum, gardens, and Potomac River.

    Tips: Visit the other park related to this Historical Park that is located in Potomac, Maryland. Ride a boat pulled by horses, walk, jog, ride your bike, hike, admire the water falls, etc. - all these can be done at this other location. TripAdvisor calls this attraction = Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. Its other name is the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park.
    Written 17 October 2015
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
    It is just another Park in D.C. If you are in the area visit and sit for a break. The Park has not much of historic significant other than being part of the "Green" City. It was built and named after Edward R. Murrow, an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent during World War II. The park is situated between 18 and 19 street NW on Pennsylvania Ave. among the World Bank, IMF,George Washington University. It is a few minute walk to the Renwick Gallery and the White House.
    Written 26 April 2018
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  • Gail B
    2 contributions
    It is a park with some poor/homeless occupants, and it is also a park that gives the opportunity for people who have a HEART to help someone other than themselves--or just listen to someone's story of how they got there. Like in any community, there are good and bad people there. We are a very self-centered nation that has not been FAIR to all people...unlike others commenting negatively, I go there sometimes and my heart/time/$ goes out to the unfortunate in this park and elsewhere. One day many more people will be homeless--the very ones complaining about this park and its homeless population that has nowhere to go.
    Written 2 September 2022
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