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Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Based on 4 traveler reviews
Was hoping for More!
Jul 29, 2014 by: John P from Fairfax, Virginia
We anticipated a much larger museum and historical information center when we drove here to try to understand this area's significance during the War of 1812. Disappointing!
Walks of explorations
Jul 02, 2014 by: Walksofexplorations from Takoma Park, Maryland
Every Friday we go on "walks of Explorations" . We went here and enjoyed our walk tremendously. Walked past a working quarry on one of the trails and went over the bridge and walked by the water. They have boats for rent and covered picnic area. A nice bathroom and water fountains and drink machine Lots of historic signs that give the story of this port that I never knew existed. A nice way to learn history!
Sep 02, 2013 by: Helen B from Chevy Chase, Maryland
For $16, you can rent a kayak for a whole day and explore the Anacostia River. We paddled downstream to the arboretum, then explored Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. It was very peaceful and felt like a vacation. We saw herons and egrets and geese and ducks...and turtles. Other people had rented pedal boats and were fishing. A very nice park...in a place most people wouldn't think to look.
Oct 09, 2012 by: DCLizzy from HYATTSVILLE
This sweet gem of a park is tucked away in Bladensburg, MD, near Northeast D.C. For families with young children, this small park offers a playground to occupy kids while parents enjoy a view of the tidal waters of the Northeast Branch. For families or anyone else who enjoys biking or a long walk, the park offers an entrance to an extensive bike-trail system heading both North and South. In season, canoes and kayacks can be rented here and Naturalist-led pontoon boat rides are another engaging option. In addition, a nature center offers some events here and on some summer evenings bands perform.
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