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    Georgetown and the Waterfront

    West Potomac Park, Washington, DC

    Georgetown and the Waterfront

    Georgetown and the Waterfront Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "From Roosevelt Island to Roosevelt Bridge, this hike follows the river and canal through some of the chic areas of the city. Take a break in Georgetown on the way back for a bite to eat or some shopping.

    Leaving the tranquility of Roosevelt Island, cross over the George Washington Parkway to Rosslyn, Virginia. Now mostly hotels, offices, and high-rise apartments, this prime location across the river from Georgetown once was the home of Fort Corcoran, one of several forts protecting the capital city during the Civil War. With the housing boom that followed the Second World War, Rosslyn became a suburb of Washington, known for its garden apartments."

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    Walking Washington D.C. (Wilderness Press)
    Barbara J. Saffir
    "Sure, size matters. But a Renoir is a Renoir whether it’s large or small. And the same holds for Georgetown’s exquisite gardens, from pocket-size gems behind skinny row houses to magnum masterpieces at lavish mansions. A few of the gardens take to the public stage each spring at Georgetown’s Garden Tour." Read more
    Walking Washington D.C. (Wilderness Press)
    Barbara J. Saffir
    "New money, old money, little money. Everyone flocks to Georgetown. The main difference is that some can afford to stay longer and exploit more of its many riches. But the best thing about Georgetown is free: its gorgeous, walkable streets. The entire neighborhood of Georgetown, with its Federal-style brick row houses and mash-up of mansions, became a protected historic district in 1950." Read more

    Trail Information

    West Potomac Park
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    Walking Washington D.C.

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    Walking Washington D.C.

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    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    3.8
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    2.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Biking
    Additional Use
    Rand McNally Washington D.C. Metro Street Guide: page 102: G5, F5, and G4; and page 103: A5 and A6
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