Event Category: Hike
Start Date: Wednesday, 3/13/2019
Start Time: 10:15 AM
Contact: Jennifer Newton, 202/543-3039 (mobile)
Description: An out-and-back hike along the Anacostia River will take us from Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (1550 Anacostia Ave. NE, Washington DC) in DC to Bladensburg Waterfront Park in PG County, totaling 4.5 miles with the opportunity to explore the boardwalks at Kenilworth at the end of the hike. If the weather permits, we can eat lunch outside at Kenilworth. Directions: From the Beltway in Maryland take exit 22B to go south on the Baltimore Washington Parkway. As you approach the city and the Parkway forks, take the left fork for I-295 towards Richmond. Continue approximately one mile then take the exit for Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue. At the bottom of the exit ramp turn right and you will quickly see brown signs to your right for Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens; following the signs will take you west of the highway onto Lee Street where you will see parkland on your left and a residential neighborhood on your right. Follow this road, which becomes Anacostia Avenue NE, over speed bumps until you come to the Aquatic Gardens entrance on the left. We will meet in the parking lot at 10:15. Bring lunch and water. Hike is cancelled if DC Public Schools are closed or open late due to inclement weather.