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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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Pretty walk

Hiked the walking trail to the swamp. Saw birds, deer, turtles and a beaver dam. It was a lovely well maintained park. Highly recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hiked the walking trail to the swamp. Saw birds, deer, turtles and a beaver dam. It was a lovely well maintained park. Highly recommend!

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

An ideal place for photographing birds and other creatures. The wetlands boardwalk is well-maintained. Very relaxing and enjoyable! Loved it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Huntley Meadows is a well managed 1500 acre wetland in Fairfax County just south of Alexandria. Twenty years ago beavers dammed a small creek flowing through some forested land donated by the US to Fairfax County. The pond they created attracted wildfowl, turtles, snakes, and the like. Fairfax built a boardwalk and visitor center and the park became quite popular.... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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 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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Additional Information about Huntley Meadows Park

Address: Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 703-768-2525
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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