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Review of Huntley Meadows Park

Huntley Meadows Park
Ranked #10 of 85 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Fairfax County, Virginia
Level Contributor
99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Wildlife”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Treat yourself to a fall foliage extravaganza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Recently discovered jewel of a park. The nature center is diaramic wonderland for young children (or children of any age). The walking trails along the boardwalk marshes are filled with birds, fish,turtles of all sizes. Bring your binos & your birding books (or apps). You'd never imagine you're in the middle of NOVA in this magical haven.

Visited September 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best wildlife glimpses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Come right before dusk, especially in Spring and Summer, and you can see all kinds of creatures - muskrats, beavers, deer, turtles, frogs, water birds and forest birds.
Bring mosquito spray!

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria VA
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288 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Nice park with walking trails and bird viewing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Two entrances to the park, and the improved trails don't connect. The parking at Kings Hwy/Telegraph Rd intersection is more limited but I like the trails better. Lots of parking at the "main entrance" off Harrison Lane. Bird viewing best at dawn and dusk and in the fall/winter.

Visited September 2012
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A gem in the middle of the burbs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Just minutes off of Rte 1, nestled behind apartments and schools, Huntley Meadows Park is a nature-lover's dream. Beautiful woods, an informative staff and great visitor center are all present to enhance the experience. The trails and boardwalk are immaculately maintained, but well-used. The wetlands are amazing and the boardwalk that runs through it puts you right in the middle of an incredible habitat. We got there late in the morning, so the birding was a little soft, but we did manage to see a red shouldered hawk, white egret, numerous common yellowthroats, a marsh wren and heard a pair of pileated woodpeckers. We can't wait to go back this winter for the waterfowl.

Visited September 2012
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