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Huntley Meadows Park

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Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 703-768-2525
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A Real Spring Treat For Birders

This wetlands park offers easy-to-walk, level, and wide paths and boardwalks that wend their way around the park property. We were there in the spring when birds were very active... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This wetlands park offers easy-to-walk, level, and wide paths and boardwalks that wend their way around the park property. We were there in the spring when birds were very active and doing a lot of singing. There are paths for hiking and biking. There is an interpretive trail with markers to point out the environmental highlights. We saw, and photographed,... More 

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Washington DC
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199 reviews 199 reviews
60 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is convenient from anywhere south of the beltway between Springfield and Mt Vernon. If coming from Springfield, use Van Dorn to Telegraph and park at the entrance on South Kings Hwy. From Mt Vernon you can park on the opposite side of the park off of Harrison. I prefer the Mt Vernon side for views and the boardwalk, but... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our April afternoon stroll on the raised wooden plank walkway was pleasant. It was breezy, sunny and we enjoyed the large turtles and birds. The beavers were not out at that time of day. My mom was on her rolling walker and also enjoyed the walk. The nature center is worth a walk thru too!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Teaming with wildlife, turtles the size the of trash can lids, abundance of wild birds, beaver, dear, eagles,hawks geese frogs by the million in the spring fantastic family outing.

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Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This 1500 acres restored wetland offers an easy walk (they say it's 1/2 mile, but I think it's longer - maybe a mile) on woodland trails & a boardwalk thru' the wetlands. It only 3 miles from Alexandria but it's so quiet you'd think you were miles from civilization. The only sounds are thousands of frogs & many birds -... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

No matter what time of year, there is something going on in the park. Good for birders and for those that like to see what wildlife and plant life is around as the seasons change. Great place to take kids.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been coming to this marsh since the middle '70s (before it became a county park). It has over 100 species of birds, many beaver, muskrat, some otters (rarely), frogs, fish, dragonflies, NO mosquitos, a great boardwalk over the marsh and many acres of woods and fields. There is a nature center with maps to guide you and exhibts, as... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been going to Huntley Meadows for over 20 years with family, friends and our dogs. Whether you're an avid birder, you're looking for some nice trails to walk with your dog, or you have kids who'd enjoy an interesting nature center with hands-on exhibits, there's something for nearly everyone at Huntley Meadows. The park also offers special nature... More 

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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The wildlife abounds and the plant life is ever-changing. the path is easy walking. the nature center is great. .

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Fairfax, Virginia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
21 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This delightful bit of wet lands and woods is located amongst some very dense urban development in the Groveton neighborhood of Fairfax County. It used to be a dairy farm, then an airfield but now changed into an unexpected semi-wilderness area right near highway U.S. 1. It serves as a park but one which has swamps, birds, beavers and woodland... More 

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