"This flat hike is a refreshing excursion through suburban Maryland just northeast of Washington. It features landscaped parklands, a manmade lake, and a streamside trail. The trail that encircles the lake connects to the hiker-biker Northeast Branch Trail and can easily be modified to extend the distance. This hike encompasses two loops to walk the full perimeter of the lake.
Lake Artemesia, located in Prince George’s County near College Park, consists of a 38-acre lake, a handicapped-accessible fishing pier, aquatic gardens, and several gazebos. Opened in 1992, Lake Artemesia Natural Area (named for Artemesia N. Drefs, a local resident) was created to repair damage to the natural landscape during the construction of the Washington Metro Green line. The lake has a healthy wildlife population, including deer, beavers, and amphibians."