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Huntley Meadows Park

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Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
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Stroll thru the wetlands

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Susan F
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The only thing that keeps me from giving this location a higher rating is the incredible amounts of poison ivy just off the trail. I know that it is a native plant and that the birds like the berries, etc., but to have enormous vines within a few feet of the main trail seems irresponsible. As a result, this is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in the area at all, please do yourself a favor and stop in here! Admission is free, but a modest donation is requested (not required, but you really should) This is a lovely little wildlife area with level, well-marked trails and an impressive boardwalk system to get you up close and personal with the local marsh birds.... More 

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