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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
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
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
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
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
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!
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