on Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 6:31pm.
With cooler temperatures and disappearing mosquitoes, fall is a wonderful time to head outdoors in the DC area. There are a range of options for your next excursion.
If you’re looking for a shorter outing, Theodore Roosevelt Island is a lovely spot in the Potomac with easy trails and beautiful views. You can even rent a canoe or kayak from Fletcher’s Boathouse on Canal Road to paddle around the entire Island.
Cultural Tourism DC is starting their 13th annual Walking Town DC event today. It’s a week of free walking tours of DC neighborhoods. There are hour-long tours at noon and 6 PM each weekday. On the weekend (October 5 and 6), Walking Town DC will offer two-hour tours. One tour, which takes place at Rock Creek Parish and Rock Creek Cemetery in Northeast off North Capitol Street, delves into the art, architecture, and sculpture of the sites. Other tours explore Anacostia, Congress Heights, and downtown, among other locations.
Our area also has plenty of farms where you can pick apples, roam pumpkin patches in search of the perfect jack-o-lantern surface, take a hay ride, or get lost in a corn maze. Be sure to spend some time enjoying the outdoors this season.