Picnic on the Potomac

Come Picnic on the Potomac - Sunday, October 19

 
 

When: Sunday, October 19
Time: 11am - 3pm
Price: FREE! (Includes food, music and games)
Where: Carderock Picnic Pavillion
             C&O Canal National Historical Park
            Carderock, Maryland

Join Potomac Conservancy staff and friends to recognize and honor the Conservancy's volunteers, members and other supporters, while we build a community behind the Conservancy's mission and strengthen awareness of how every day citizens can participate in environmental stewardship.

Grab your family and friends and enjoy an afternoon of free music, food, Potomac recreation, and kid-friendly activities at the Carderock Picnic Pavilion. Meet the Potomac Conservancy staff and learn what we're doing to protect and preserve your favorite river.

RSVP to Amelia at kissick@potomac.org to reserve your spot today!

Directions

From I-495 in Maryland:

1. Take I-495 West and take Exit 41 toward Carderock/Great Falls.
2. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin - 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 208I7).
3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign.
4. Turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. The pavilion is located to the left of this parking lot - follow the path past the restrooms. Overflow parking is available in Lot “C” to the right.
 

From I-270:

1. Take I-270 South and keep right to take I-270 Spur South toward I-270/Washington/I-495 /Northern Virginia.
2. I-270 Spur South becomes I-495 South/Capital Beltway.
3. Take Exit 41 toward Carderock/Great Falls.
4. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin - 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 20817).
5. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign.
6. Turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. The pavilion is located to the left of this parking lot - follow the path past the restrooms. Overflow parking is available in Lot “C” to the right.
 

From I-495 in Virginia:

1. Take Exit 41 (Carderock/Glen Echo) from the American Legion Bridge and at the fork, bear left toward Great Falls/Carderock.
2. Merge onto the Clara Barton Pkwy and continue 1 mile to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin - 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 208I7).
3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign.
4. Turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. The pavilion is located to the left of this parking lot - follow the path past the restrooms. Overflow parking is available in Lot “C” to the right.


From Washington (Georgetown):

1. From the intersection of "M" Street and Key Bridge, go west for approximately .5 miles and bear left onto Canal Road.
2. Stay straight on Canal Road which turns into the Clara Barton Pkwy and follow the Clara Barton Pkwy for approximately 9 miles to the Carderock exit (on the right is the David Taylor Model Basin - 9500 MacArthur Blvd., West Bethesda, MD 208I7).
3. Take the Carderock exit and at the stop sign, turn left to cross over the Clara Barton Pkwy. Follow the road until you reach a second stop sign.
4. Turn right for parking lot "B" and the restrooms. The pavilion is located to the left of this parking lot - follow the path past the restrooms. Overflow parking is available in Lot “C” to the right.