Sunday, March 26, 2006

GREAT FALLS NATIONAL PARK

About 15 miles northwest of Washington, DC the Potomac River drops 75 feet over a series of breath-taking falls. The park has entrances, trails and overlooks in both Maryland and Virginia. The photos shown here were taken from both sides of the park.

The park offers wonderful hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails. It's also a great place to watch hawks, eagles and herons. The C&O canal towpath cuts through the park in Maryland and Fairfax County's Riverbend Park adjoins the park in Virginia. A $5 fee gets you unlimited admission into both sections of the park for three days. It's a great place for a picnic lunch and enjoyment of the beautiful outdoors. This park is Washington DC's best kept secret!

Photos: © 2005 by Evelyn Sears






2 comments:

Barbara said...

Next time I visit you guys, you gotta take me here. It's beautiful!

Evie Sears said...

Barb,

I agree. Our boys could hike until they drop. Bring your camera and lots of film!