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Huntley Meadows Park

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Great Place to Enjoy Nature

Huntley Meadows park is just outside Washington DC in Alexandria VA. Just off of Route 1. You can... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DelnaC
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Alexandria, Virginia
Huntley Meadows is a nature oasis in Fairfax County

I can't even count the number of times that my family has gone to Huntley Meadows to bike or walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wildonva01
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Jefferson Manor, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Huntley Meadows park is just outside Washington DC in Alexandria VA. Just off of Route 1. You can park for free and the paths are paved. Even on a hot humid VA day, the tree covered paths are cool and welcoming. Great for walking, hiking,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DelnaC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't even count the number of times that my family has gone to Huntley Meadows to bike or walk through the trees and onto the marsh boardwalk. We've seen deer, snakes, turtles, birds, beavers, and other flora and fauna. There is a lovely little...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Wildonva01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I follow some photographers who take incredible pictures of the wild life here. It’s fun to walk around to see if I can find the birds they take photos of. There are two enterence stories get into Huntley Meadows. The main area with the information...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tennismel57
Reviewed 1 week ago

This regional park is a nature preserve. We did not visit under the best of conditions, as it was almost freezing, the trees bare, and the walking paths muddy. Nevertheless one can appreciate the potential beauty of the park during the remaining three seasons. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Allen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of wildlife. Herons, Eagles (at times), beavers, frogs, and beautiful marshes. Best in spring and fall. A great respite from the hectic world outside.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarysTrails
Reviewed 1 week ago

The largest wetland in Fairfax County offers an array of experiences that vary with the time of day and the season. It's a photographer's or artist's paradise. A lively bird-watching group meets every Monday morning and usually logs in dozens of different species seen. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank meanderingcamera
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle without traveling very far, then this is the place for you. It is quiet and very scenic. You can gather your thoughts, meditate, watch nature or just be still.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Vince C
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Huntley Meadows Park is in the Alexandria section of Fairfax co, VA 15 miles from DC. It is a wooded wonderland with a wetlands component complete with beaver dam. Very easily marked and groomed trails with an observance tower overlooking the pond and if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bette160
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Winter mid-week walks are therapeutically calming. Kids love the visitor center. Various birds, reptiles, deer, and if you’re lucky a beaver.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BobK2012
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Perfect scenery and nature close to town. Parking lot could be bigger. Plenty of planes overhead. Neither of these issues detract however!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Peaceful, serene environment, not over crowded
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