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Huntley Meadows Park

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One of my Favorite Parks

This is an incredible place to experience nature, both plants and animals, in a seemingly intimate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Skip M
Alexandria, Virginia
The Catch a Critter program was quite a hit!

We enrolled our granddaughter with us for the Catch a Critter program at HM park. what a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Northern VA
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“nature center”(12 reviews)
“visitor center”(14 reviews)
“bird watching”(7 reviews)
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3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306-2060
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an incredible place to experience nature, both plants and animals, in a seemingly intimate and peaceful environment. I love taking the long meandering walking paths around the park, pausing to watch and photograph the birds, turtles, flowers, frogs and majestic trees. Due to...More

Thank Skip M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enrolled our granddaughter with us for the Catch a Critter program at HM park. what a wonderful learning experience for the kids and adults. Hands on netting of the aquatic life, to study and then return to the habitat. Brooke the naturalist was very...More

Thank ndalum
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very popular spot with both birders and photographers, the parking lot is full by 8:30 on weekend mornings. There are well-maintained trails through the woods which lead to boardwalks and observation platforms at the marsh. The only drawback for me was that dogs are...More

Thank brimel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is great, tons of wildlife, excellent trails, several miles of trails and you will most definitely encounter plenty of wildlife, great for kids too

Thank Ronnie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is adequate. The paths are wide and children run run up ahead a bit. Our family really look closely and get excited about spotting different wildlife. Once we saw a beaver den and just the end of a beaver's tail inside! We've attended several...More

Thank camay2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trails an boardwalks through the wetlands will take you on a stroll where you are likely to see lots of wildlife. The peace and quiet here is hard to find in a crowded suburban area. Allow time to cover a considerable distance, and depending on...More

Thank TheCordrays
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real gem. Local park with lots of area to let the little ones burn off all that extra energy the get.......Quiet,peaceful. Just went back last month for a memory lane kinda visit...kids are off to college and are finding new ways to burn off...More

Thank kevin o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am 39 years old and have been going to Huntley Meadows since I was a child. I am happy to say the place hasn't changed too much. The bird watching is great and there are a variety of wild mushrooms to try and identify....More

Thank Terry Y
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It was serene and full of wildlife, that were not scared of us. This place is real treasure. The boardwalk was a pleasure to walk on and the signage was great. Totally recommend.

Thank katherinejensen4
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Huntley Meadows is a wonderful wetlands. There are two entrances; one with a boardwalk and visitor center. The other, off Kings Highway, is less visited but is more forested with most of the wetlands at the end of the easy 1 mile trail. Lots of...More

Thank Carrie W
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Jim F
July 17, 2018|
Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
Peaceful, serene environment, not over crowded