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“Wetlands retreat full of interesting birdlife” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Huntley Meadows Park

Huntley Meadows Park
Ranked #10 of 85 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Washington DC
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429 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Wetlands retreat full of interesting birdlife”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

One of the best birding/walking preserves in the Washington area. The Park Service has laid out some fine wooden walkways through the wetlands and woods and you can see a wide variety of birds--both local and migratory--especially mornings and in the Spring. About 30 minutes south of Washington DC. Ample parking. Seldom crowded.

Visited May 2012
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North Springfield, VA
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great location for nature hiking and photography”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great place for photography, particularly in the morning. The beavers keep the area marshy. There's a lot of history here, but you have to look for it....

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria, VA
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Hidden gem within Fairfax County”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Great place for waterfowl viewing. Beavers & muskrats, deer, bluebirds, some raptors. Walk through the woods or on the boardwalk to the water. Stop in the visitors' center. Best wildlife viewing early morning and evening. Enjoy! It's free, but you can leave a donation.

Visited October 2012
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Virginia
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149 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“nice place to get away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Huntley Meadows doesn't have any dramatic vistas or hikes. But it is a nice walk through a wetland with enough space to get away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Va. Repeated visits over the course of the year always provide for something new. The boardwalk is also a fun choice for kids.

Visited November 2012
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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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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