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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

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George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
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paxa wrote a review Sep 17
Washington DC, District of Columbia5,835 contributions460 helpful votes
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If not for the pandemic I'd probably not have rediscovered TR Island. But now when there's nowhere else to go and I've just about exhausted all the hiking and biking trails in Rock Creek Park I finally remembered this place which I haven't visited for years and decided to check it out. Turned out it's actually very easy to get to by bike - after crossing Key Bridge from Georgetown just follow the bike trail all the way to the footbridge. There's a big parking lot and plenty of bike racks - bikes not allowed on the island. The Island is pretty small with just a few easy trails - you can do a whole circuit at a very leisurely pace in about an hour or less. Like anywhere else, on weekdays (especially when cloudy) there are a lot fewer people. The main trails and the boardwalk through the swamp are all wide enough so distancing is not an issue. So far I have not seen any four legged animals other than squirrels, but there's always a heron or two and many interesting insects to keep any amateur wildlife photographers busy.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dianna P wrote a review Aug 2020
Independence, Missouri477 contributions104 helpful votes
I loved this beautiful and peaceful park and it is a good place to get away from all the hubbub of DC.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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jbg74 wrote a review Jun 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota579 contributions170 helpful votes
This is a great park to walk around and see some nature in the DC metro area. The island is about 88 acres and the path that run s around the island is 1.3 miles. There are a couple of miles of other trails too. Over the last month or so I have seen a fox, deer multiple times (one buck and three to four doe), herons, woodpeckers, red winged blackbirds, blue jays, blue birds, cardinals, ducks, geese, other birds, five lined and broad headed skinks (lizards), and numerous squirrels. If you want a more nature oriented outdoor adventure in the metro area this is a nice option.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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operasuper wrote a review Mar 2020
Arlington, Virginia12 contributions5 helpful votes
Wonderful memorial to Theodore Roosevelt in an island in the Potomac River with great walking trails.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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horsehusband2017 wrote a review Dec 2019
Warrenton, Virginia82 contributions24 helpful votes
We stopped here on our way home from Et Voila. We have passed TRI many times and finally got to visit. This review is aimed at Congress and the Administration who are starving the US Park Service. The trails and layout were fine and promised an enjoyable walk. It became clear quickly the Park Service can’t fund basic up keep; trash cans were full, monuments were in need of cleaning, fountains were dry and restrooms closed for water main break. Meanwhile the sole portable toilet had clearly not been serviced in a very long time. We still enjoyed the TR monument and plaques but this is not the way to honor one of our most important presidents. As an avid outdoorsman and conservationist I am sure TR would be shocked at how the land was neglected. Our National Parks are treasures let’s start treating them as such Mr President/ Congress.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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