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“Wetlands retreat full of interesting birdlife” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Huntley Meadows Park

Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #7 of 38 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Parks
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Washington DC
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225 reviews 225 reviews
50 attraction reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Wetlands retreat full of interesting birdlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

One of the best birding/walking preserves in the Washington area. The Park Service has laid out some fine wooden walkways through the wetlands and woods and you can see a wide variety of birds--both local and migratory--especially mornings and in the Spring. About 30 minutes south of Washington DC. Ample parking. Seldom crowded.

Visited May 2012
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North Springfield, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great location for nature hiking and photography”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great place for photography, particularly in the morning. The beavers keep the area marshy. There's a lot of history here, but you have to look for it....

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria, VA
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“Hidden gem within Fairfax County”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Great place for waterfowl viewing. Beavers & muskrats, deer, bluebirds, some raptors. Walk through the woods or on the boardwalk to the water. Stop in the visitors' center. Best wildlife viewing early morning and evening. Enjoy! It's free, but you can leave a donation.

Visited October 2012
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Virginia
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“nice place to get away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Huntley Meadows doesn't have any dramatic vistas or hikes. But it is a nice walk through a wetland with enough space to get away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Va. Repeated visits over the course of the year always provide for something new. The boardwalk is also a fun choice for kids.

Visited November 2012
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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“Wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a great place to take your family for a great walk. It is in the middle of a big city but you can go here and feel like you are at the sea. The wildlife is wonderful. It is hands on. The naturalist are very helpful.

Visited August 2012
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