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Hit the {Water} Trail
4 weeks ago

Hit the {Water} Trail

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Paddle the Potomac: Around Roosevelt Island

By Angela Hazuda Meyers

For our inaugural “Hit the Water Trail” article, I chose to paddle around Roosevelt Island because it’s great for beginners …
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Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (Northern Segment)
4 months ago

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (Northern Segment)

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By Angela Hazuda Meyers

Along with other recent developments along the Anacostia River, the outdoor trail system was improved, which bodes well for us springtime hikers. The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail …
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Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail
7 months ago

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail

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Segment 4 (Final): Byron Avenue Park in Springfield to Occoquan Regional Park

By Angela Hazuda Meyers

Welcome to the fourth and final segment of the Cross County Trail! This last …
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Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Segment 3
11 months ago

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Segment 3

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Thaiss Park in Fairfax to Byron Avenue Park in Springfield

By Angela Meyers

Welcome to the third segment of the Cross County Trail! This part of the hike covers nine …
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The C&O Canal Trail at Whites Ferry
11 months ago

The C&O Canal Trail at Whites Ferry

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A peaceful trail you won’t forget … plus a ferry!

by Angela Meyers

This fall, we have the perfect plan for you to avoid the crowds and get some of …
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Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Segment 2: Lawyers Road in Reston to Thaiss Park in Fairfax
1 year ago

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Segment 2: Lawyers Road in Reston to Thaiss Park in Fairfax

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by Angela Meyers

Welcome to the second segment of the Cross County Trail! This part of the hike takes us from Reston to the City of Fairfax. Exploring this trail …
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Gerry Connolly Cross County Connector Trail (CCT) Intro & Segment 1
1 year ago

Gerry Connolly Cross County Connector Trail (CCT) Intro & Segment 1

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There is a little-known trail in Fairfax County that does an amazing thing; it connects the county from north to south, 40 miles in length. That trail is the Gerry …
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A Winter Wonderland for Dogs
2 years ago

A Winter Wonderland for Dogs

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by Angela Meyers

Though DC’s winters are not as harsh as those further north, things can get snowy, windy, and sometimes downright frigid in our nation’s capitol, making it a …
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Windy Run Park and Nature Trail
2 years ago

Windy Run Park and Nature Trail

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By Carol Brooks

When I saw a park I’d never heard of, Windy Run Park, listed as a top vote-getter in the Arlington Magazine “Best Hiking Trail of 2016,” I …
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Blue Ridge Hike and Winery Adventure
2 years ago

Blue Ridge Hike and Winery Adventure

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By Carol Brooks

With moderate temperatures and fewer crowds, spring is the perfect time for you and your active dog to explore Virgina’s hiking trails and dog-friendly wineries. Doing something …
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