Potomac Overlook

18 Nov

One of the area’s best kept secrets is Potomac Overlook Park, just one of the many regional parks managed by Northern VA Regional Park Authority.  I took advantage of the last bit of daylight this afternoon to squeeze out a couple of miles (2.54, to be exact).   Gorgeous weather and serene settings….I’m kicking myself for forgetting my camera (but it’s a good excuse to get back there soon).   

Back to the park:  it’s not huge…but there’s something for everyone: several miles of trails, a small animal sanctuary featuring birds and reptiles, a learning center, community garden, playground, and tennis courts. 

If you plan your trail run for a Sunday, be sure to check out the park’s afternoon workshops.  You’ll learn about everything from electric cars to reptiles, courtesy a team of well-trained and super enthusiastic staff members.    Fantastic exercise and fun for the entire family!  

See you there!



4 Responses to “Potomac Overlook”

  1. Mike November 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Do you wear different shoes for trails vs. road? Curious?

    • katefsummers November 20, 2011 at 10:06 am #

      Looking for the trail version of the Saucony Kinvara. I know I need more stability for the trails.

  2. Bill Schweigart November 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    How did I not know about this place? Animal sanctuary? Sounds like right up our alley!

    • katefsummers November 20, 2011 at 10:07 am #

      Pack a picnic lunch and go! It’s so close and you could spend hours there.

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