7 hidden gems and little known parks to explore this summer

7 hidden gems and little known parks to explore this summer

There are literally hundreds of national, state, and local parks in the Potomac region. Choosing where to go can be overwhelming.

To help you take advantage of the great outdoors this summer, we’ve done the hard work for you. Pack your reusable water bottle and lace up your boots. Here are 7 spots off the beaten path to explore this summer.

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7 hidden gems and little known parks to explore this summer

7 hidden gems and little known parks to explore this summer

There are literally hundreds of national, state, and local parks in the Potomac region. Choosing where to go can be overwhelming.

To help you take advantage of the summer sun, we’ve done the hard work for you. Get the picnic basket ready and lace up your boots. Here are 7 spots off the beaten path to explore this summer!

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Photo Essay: Paddler Turned Volunteer

Photo Essay: Paddler Turned Volunteer

Raise your glass to Rebecca: avid paddler, River Center volunteer, and donor!

Just think. The Potomac would be restored with swimmable and fishable waters much sooner if the river had more friends like Rebecca. Hear from her directly and learn what drove her to get involved in the fight for clean water.

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New pedestrian bridge will connect Kennedy Center to Potomac, Georgetown

New pedestrian bridge will connect Kennedy Center to Potomac, Georgetown

A new pedestrian bridge will connect the Kennedy Center to the Potomac River, giving bikers, runners, and paddlers easy access to one of the city's most beautiful buildings. Find out what else the Kennedy Center expansion will include and what Potomac River idea got the cut.

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6 Ways to Get Outside for Great Outdoors Month

6 Ways to Get Outside for Great Outdoors Month

June is national Great Outdoors Month! In a region surrounded by breathtaking outdoor spaces and numerous national parks, there's no shortage of ways to get outside and enjoy the Potomac.

We've compiled a quick list of local events going on around the Potomac that will get you up, out, and celebrating the great outdoors! 

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Community in Action: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Community in Action: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

In honor of World Wetlands Day in February, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens hosted 100 volunteers for a fun day of restoration activities at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a local treasure of Northeast Washington, DC.

Discover how local community members are helping to preserve this special urban oasis after the jump!

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Nature's Prescription: Go Outside, Visit a Park

Nature's Prescription: Go Outside, Visit a Park

As our society has shifted from moving to sitting – it’s increasingly important for children and adults alike to make regular time outside for recreation, fun adventures, and relaxation.

National Park Service's Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative recruited doctors and health care providers to explain why the Park Prescription is so important to Washington D.C.'s quality of life.

Learn what doctors had to say after the jump.

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