Tag Archives: DC Area Parks

Nature & Recreation in Annapolis at Quiet Waters Park

We discovered Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis by accident — literally, you might say. On our way out to the Eastern Shore for a Mother’s Day hike, we got word of a wreck on the Bay Bridge that brought traffic … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: April 11-15

Monday – Get a nature fix indoors at Watkins Nature Center. There, you can see and learn about birds, reptiles, and other creatures that inhabit the surrounding area. If weather permits, head over to the Wizard of Oz-themed playground to … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 10-14

Monday – Discover a DC “secret” in Upper Northwest. Amid a small wooded area at Palisades Park is The Glass Forest, a stunning collection of sculptures made from natural and scrap materials — it’s truly a must-see! Be sure to … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 3-7

Monday – Spend what’s expected to be a scorcher of a day in a super cool place: The U.S. Navy Museum. Located on the Navy base in southeast DC, it’s a trove of fascinating exhibits. See an amazing collection of … Continue reading

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Explore the Woods and Wetlands at Huntley Meadows Park

I’m a big proponent for getting outdoors no matter the time of year, and when it’s a sunny, 60+ degree day during the winter, well, that’s a no-brainer. The recent spate of warmish weather around Christmas was a perfect case-in-point, … Continue reading

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