Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, Arlington

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  • Tucked away in the Potomac River, this island provides a mixture of different length walks and runs through lush woodland. Although it was early January and -11C when I had my walk, the wildlife still...  more »
  • This Island is a unique item for American Cities. Right between Arlington and Washington, DC - in view of monuments, Georgetown, Arlington Cemetary and more is this very large Island that is great for...  more »
  • From Spring through Fall, the parking lot for Teddy Roosevelt Island is always packed so I decided to go early on a cold day right after a rainy day. The parking lot was busier than I expected but the...  more »
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  • A fantastic island and National Park Service site on the Potomac River! Parking is rather scarce (I estimated about 80-100 spots in total, it's a decently-sized lot), but once you're parked it's only a short bridge walk over the river to the island. The island itself is gorgeous, situated at a good spot on the river (as if anyone had a say where it would be) and filled with fantastic trails and an (in my opinion) even better monument to Theodore Roosevelt (see pictures for a good sample of what is on the island). Overall, I loved this island and highly recommend visiting!
  • I visited the island just before noon on a gloomy day. It was just around 40 degrees outside on a weekday, but I went because I knew there would be parking spaces (which are nearly impossible to score on weekends when the weather is nice). The trails were a bit wet and soggy, but the park was still gorgeous. As I crossed the bridge leading into the park, I could see the tops of the buildings of Georgetown University through the fog. There were not a lot of people out, but enough to feel safe on the trails. A few joggers and others just taking their time to stroll. How nice to be able to feel surrounded by nature on parts of the trail, and then emerge to look up and see the tops of tall buildings just a short distance away. The park is well-kept. I can’t wait to see what it looks like in Spring when all of the trees and flowers have bloomed!
  • Decent island for hiking and photography. Completely encompassed by water so foot bridge is the only way over. Difficult to access if you’re not paying attention and you miss your exit. Overall some beautiful views though.
  • Hidden gem in plain sight! Now that the parking fiasco is over, it remains one of my favorite places for a stroll or run for some quiet time. It's like a secret Central Park of the DMV.
  • Finding a parking space can be difficult on weekends but the trails are easy to navigate.
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