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Potomac Overlook Regional Park

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Wonderful respite from DC traffic

First off, just so you know, unless you visit in the winter, you won't be able to see the Potomac... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Hanoi, Vietnam
Needs Trail Markers

It was a cold Saturday when I ventured out to Potomac Overlook Park and there were not a lot of... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2845 Marcey Rd, Arlington, VA 22207-5235
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

First off, just so you know, unless you visit in the winter, you won't be able to see the Potomac River from the overlook spot. Lots of signage explains why. Apparently, this was a great place to see the Potomac and even to watch the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

trails and a nature center. concerts in the summer. contrary to its name, it does not overlook the Potomac

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Juliez46
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

It was a cold Saturday when I ventured out to Potomac Overlook Park and there were not a lot of people at the park. I strolled to the Nature Center to get a map and took the Red Maple Trail to the Overlook Trail. The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

The Overlook is a great way to escape the bustle of suburbia within minutes and commune with nature. Over the years I’ve taken Boy Scouts and Venture Crews for hikes along the park’s trails, or trekked them on my own for exercise or birding. Great...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DrChipB
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Friends of ours suggested to meet for a morning hike in this park. We started at the visitor center, where we saw several types of snakes and turtles. The kids enjoyed the immediate color feedback they received for changing the relief in the kinetic sand...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank mgnelu
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Beautiful River views for a stroll or a mountain bike ride. We spent an hour there enjoying the breeze!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank spome03
Reviewed June 29, 2017

The Potomac Overlook Regional Park is operated by the Virginia Park Services. It is located along the Potomac River in Arlington. Visitors can get to the park via Military Road. The park is nestled in the forest and surrounded by residences. Currently visitors cannot see...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed April 25, 2017

After driving past this beautiful park for 5 yrs, I stopped one day in the spring just to take a break. Felt like I was walking barefoot and smelling the flowers for the first time. Beautiful! Great running, walking, cycling path!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Marsha_ID
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Grand children loved playing around this past summer. Super fun times for all, well kept park, clean and the fresh air and sun was just what we all needed.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Debbie H
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We've come here during several times of year and its always enjoyable, rarely too crowded. It is not terribly well marked though. The most recent two visits, we've made it down to the water. The nature center and master gardener show garden also are worth...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank vkbrennan
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