HIKES AND NATURAL PLACES IN THE METRO AREA
METROPOLITAN NATURALIST
National Arboretum

More suited to the horticulturist than the hiker, the arboretum has a wide
variety of interesting plants. This park is a nice place to take a walk and
enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. There can be some decent birdwatching
here, especially during spring and fall migration. In the spring the azaleas
are quite spectacular.

Here is the
link to the website.
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Brookside Gardens

This is a small park, about 50 acres. A nice place for a picnic. Some
decent birdwatching. Visit in the spring to see lots of spring flowers. Here
is the link to the
website.

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C & O Canal

Try these sites for more info. www.nps.gov/choh and
www.fred.net/kathy/canal/canalmapsetc.html

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Rock Creek Park

Try starting with the Park Service website for info.



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NORTHERN WASHINGTON DC AND SUBURBS
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