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Mount Vernon Trail

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Address: Along Shoreline, Arlington, VA
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Beautiful views and an alternate way to get to DC

My husband and I started at the Waterfront in Alexandria and biked into Georgetown. The trail takes you through an interesting spot to watch the arrivals and departures at Reagan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
sheetsmartha
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I started at the Waterfront in Alexandria and biked into Georgetown. The trail takes you through an interesting spot to watch the arrivals and departures at Reagan International Airport. Stop to take pictures of the monuments during your ride and take plenty of water!

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I bring my bike when visiting DC and do the Roosevelt Island to Mt. Vernon ride about once a year; winter, fall, summer, and spring are all great but be aware of fellow riders, walkers, skaters, dog walkers, etc. and definitely use a bell. Early morning is better. Total ride about 44 miles. Views of Potomac, the Mall and monuments,... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Mount Vernon Trail runs along the Potomac from Mt Vernon up through Old Town Arlington, Crystal City, and up to DC. It's a fantastic trail for running and biking, although the stretch through Old Town is a bit awkward. It's definitely worth an afternoon ride to/from the city!

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is definitely a Must Visit, Must Experience and a Must "Check Off" on your Washington DC to do list.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We rented bikes in Alexandria (big wheel bike store) and started our tour there. It was really nice and relaxing, I liked the fact that there were no cars on the same way. Nice scenic landscapes, some very nice and quiet spots to make a break. And after visiting mount vernon, we liked ir there as well, but the way... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The biking route is in between the Potomac river and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The route is flat and easy to ride bikes and we only ride a small section from the Theodore Roosevelt Island to the Navy and Merchant Marine Memorial, Washington, DC 20037. It has nice river view and many chairs for visitors to rest.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Visit to Virginia would be incomplete without visiting the sprawling gardens and estate of George Washington. Must do.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

It is a perfect trail for walking, jogging, or biking. No matter the time of year it is beautiful. The bike path is black top. It allows people to travel miles with changing scenes and see wild life.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding value. Kids favorite in DC. View of Mt Vernon from 1 mile on carriage arrival road/path was amazing as Washington had cleared all trees to a 100 yd width so arriving guests could see Mt Vernon from a distance. House, tomb, Education Center, waterfront, octagonal Wheat crushing barn, etc all fascinating.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Fun trail for walking or bike riding. We rode bikes from our hotel in Old Town all the way to Mount Vernon. It is about a 10 mile ride. The first half is relatively flat and easy going, do know the second half has some pretty good hills. It is manageable even for a person like me who does not... More 

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