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“Nice Park, but Falls?”
Review of Great Falls Park

Great Falls Park
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in McLean
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river.
Herndon, Va
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice Park, but Falls?”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a falls in the sense of the furthest upstream boats could navigate. There are some impressive rapids, but no waterfall. The park on both the Virginia and Maryland sides is very nice. You couldn't ask for a better picnic site and the old canal on the Maryland shore offers something like a 50 mile long biking and hiking trail.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I've seen the Falls in all season and in every mood. To watch the erosion that has taken place over eons continue its carving of the surrounding rocks is exciting.

Visited October 2012
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Chevy Chase, MD
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“Stunning variety@”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I've seen it in every season and under drought and flood conditions. I never tire of its various moods and endless changes. Watching the herons stand on rocks waiting for dinner to swim by is enchanting.

Visited October 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful every season”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

It is a pleasure to walk and see the Potoman River, the trees and the vegetation. It's a relaxing place to spend an afternoon.

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McLean, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Go for a hike”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Its beautiful place to go and get away from it all. Nice hiking trails along the river and inland. Expect company though, it is a popular place. Dog friendly, on a lease.

Visited October 2012
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