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Huntley Meadows Park

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Wonderful outing

We love hiking here. Beautiful, educational visitor's center and gift shop -- never gets old. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
michaelfF2351OK
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Great place to walk

This park is a fantastic place to take a walk through the woods and in the swamp on good paths... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Madamine
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306-2060
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love hiking here. Beautiful, educational visitor's center and gift shop -- never gets old. The kids love the hike over the wetlands. We've seen snakes, frogs, beavers, cranes, tadpoles and much more. Great photograpy location. Easy to forget you are only about 10 miles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This park is a fantastic place to take a walk through the woods and in the swamp on good paths. These paths are pretty even ground which makes them a safe path as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Madamine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coming here, and try to visit at least once each season. Wildlife is always interesting, but different depending on the time of day and time of year. The boardwalk is extensive in the marshland but also can walk in the woods. Birds are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Swimmom7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well maintained walkway through marsh. Abundant wildlife amidst lovely, peaceful and quiet setting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mucklehoney
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to go hiking. The observation tower gives you the opportunity to look for rare bird species.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maricarmen1217
Reviewed November 8, 2018

A real joy to behold, I first discovered this park in 1993. The bird life was amazing..... birds which were rare and unusual in Northern Virginia. Walking along the winding boardwalk through the lush wetlands I frequently encountered the signature bird of this park, the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jake B
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I signed up through FFX County for a twilight tour of Huntley Meadows, and I was among 11 who signed up -- but the other 10 didn't show! So I had a private tour, walking along the boardwalk. The guide could hear/see things that I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome, if you just want to get away from it all without having to drive for hours. Nice fresh air and up and close with nature

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K J
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Oasis I’m a populated metro area, but no rest rooms or porta potties, no trash barrels. Hike is a restful but over a mile hike. Not many benches for resting with kids or elderly. Probably a respite for city living but could be much better....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aebcpama
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot when you are in the area. We stopped here in the morning on our way to Mt Vernon. Just a spot to appreciate nature. It wasn’t crowded when we got there only about 10 cars in the parking lot. Parking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Peaceful, serene environment, not over crowded
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