Hey Trail Lovers!
June 23 to 26, 2014, is Great Outdoors America Week in Washington, D.C.!
As one of the largest annual conservation and outdoor-focused events in the District, Great Outdoors America Week, or GO Week for short, brings together hundreds of diverse organizations and activists to meet with lawmakers and government reps. and advocate for an outdoor way of life. Throughout the week, many organizations also take the opportunity to hold events that raise awareness of, and celebrate, nature and the outdoors.
In celebration of GO Week, Outdoor Alliance for Kids is hosting an OAK Youth Outdoors Event at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park on Wednesday, June 25.
Or, for those of you living in D.C., there are a number of trails that suit every age, ability and mood; whether you want to take a short walk or a long bike ride (or vice versa), there is a trail for you! Here's a list to get you started!
Shorter outdoor excursions:
- Lord Fairfax Community Trail (0.3 miles)
- Indian Creek Trail (1.5 miles)
- Anacostia River Trail (2.6 miles)
- Custis Trail (4 miles)
Some a bit longer:
- Metropolitan Branch Trail (8 miles)
- Sligo Creek Trail (10.2 miles)
- Capitol Crescent Trail (11 miles)
- Rock Creek Trail (14 miles)
And those for an all or multiple-day trail adventure:
- Mount Vernon Trail (18 miles)
- Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W & OD) (45 miles)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park (C & O) (184.5 miles)
And of course, we at RTC encourage you, whether you live in Washington D.C. or not, to get outdoors and onto a trail!