Washington, DC, is known as the political capital of the world, a city inhabited by powerful people. But beyond politics, residents from all walks of life, including the first family, have incredible opportunities to participate in the metropolitan area’s rich cultural, historical, artistic, and outdoor adventures. Families can choose from a plethora of outdoor adventures, whether they drive a short distance from their home to an accessible trailhead for a hike or venture farther afield. The DC region offers outdoor enthusiasts many options: backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, whitewater rafting on the Shenandoah River, kayaking and canoeing on the Patuxent River, spelunking in the limestone caves of the Blue Ridge, rock climbing on the metamorphic walls of the Mather Gorge on the Potomac River, fishing in Chesapeake Bay, and hiking on more than a thousand miles of trails. This book is not all-inclusive but describes a potpourri of the best hikes for families in the DC region.
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Trails from the "Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond" Guide Book