Places to Go - Huntley Meadows in Summer (Alexandria, VA)


We spent the last day before school started at Huntley Meadows, one of our absolute favorite places to explore. We picked an incredible time to go - snakes, turtles, and frogs were everywhere, more than I've ever seen there before, and a huge beaver dam sits right off the boardwalk. Before we left, F made a scavenger hunt list and we found almost everything on her list (four leaf clovers proved tricky, especially in a wetland, and we didn't spot any deer).

For those of you who have visited before, you walk approximately a half mile through a beautiful and stroller-friendly path to arrive at a huge boardwalk through wetlands. Usually this boardwalk takes you through a huge pond, full of geese and egrets, but this summer the pond dried up, leaving behind a vast green meadow. Sort of crazy to see a whole body of water just disappear. Sort of disorientating. But, as always, the wetlands as a whole are beautiful.

Anyways, if you're looking for something to do this week/weekend, I highly suggest a trip to Huntley Meadows, as you're sure to see something new and exciting. (For past posts on Huntley and for a chance to view the wetlands in different seasons, click here).

Happy Monday!!


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