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“Countryside in the City!”
Review of Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park
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$90.00*
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Washington DC Private City Tour
Ranked #66 of 458 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Not just a park in the city, but a kind of leisurely museum, with a scattering of Civil War forts, a cemetery and a 19th-century mill within its bounds.
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Saturdays and Sundays in Rock Creek Park, without cars along a long stretch, cannot be beat! Cyclists, hikers, runners, rollerbladers...everyone enjoying the two-lane, winding road through a canopy of color this fall, without the hassle of cars. A must-do in DC!

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you visit DC please and can take some time to visit Rock Creek Park it will be worth the time! It is a wonderful place with trails, and other facilities such as a Nature Center. You can hike, bike and run on the trails and often you will be surprised at the variety of wildlife you can see. I have seen Great Blue Herons in the creeks looking for a meal.

They have a working mill in the park, at Pierce Mill and they have small festivals there which are fun to visit.

It is well worth the time to visit the park!

Thank Chestersdrivers
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

because of the lockdown, but it was worth it. Can't believe that you are so close to DC, but you feel like a world away. We walked to the Boundary Bridge and back (5 miles), and it was perfect. I can see why so many people love this park. Give it a try.

Thank Gina M
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

For a lovely afternoon break on a sunny fall day, head to Rock Creek Park. Any section from Maryland down to the Kennedy Center will have something to offer. One of my favorites is the section between Peirce Mill and the National Zoo, where you can bike, jog, or stroll along broad paved path -- or, if you want something more strenuous, hike and scramble over the steep and sometimes tricky western ridge trail.

Thank Martha A
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

So much to do! Trails, nature center, ranger-led hikes, US history and educational programs...great for families or singles.

Thank Lisa S
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