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Annmarie Garden On St. John National Park

2 Activites Phone: (410)-326-4640 Distance: 4.35 miles

Annmarie Garden lies at the headwaters of St. John Creek and is just a few miles north of Solomons Island in beautiful Southern Maryland. The mission at Annmarie Garden is to provide a place to commune with nature through the creation and maintenance of public thematic outdoor garden rooms developed by artists and landscape architects. In these rooms, contemporary sculpture, flora and fauna prov...

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument Park

Distance: 20.06 miles

Harriet Tubman was a deeply spiritual woman who lived her ideals and dedicated her life to freedom. She is the Underground Railroad's best known conductor and in the decades before the Civil War, repeatedly risked her life to guide nearly 70 enslaved people to new lives of freedom in the North.Tubman would recognize the landscapes protected in this new national monument on Maryland's Eastern Shore

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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (410)-228-2677 Email: fw5rw_bwnwr@fws.gov Distance: 20.29 miles

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, located 12 miles south of Cambridge, Maryland, was established in 1933 as a refuge for migratory waterfowl. The refuge includes more than 27,000 acres, composed mainly of rich tidal marsh characterized by fluctuating water levels and variable salinity. Other habitat types include freshwater ponds, mixed evergreen and deciduous forests, and small amounts of crop...

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument Park

Rank: 205 5 Activites Email: GEWA_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 28.23 miles

In the heart of the Northern Neck of Virginia stands a tribute to America's founding father, George Washington. Although only here a short time, the ideas that Washington learned here, helped shape the man he would become and forever alter the destiny of the United States of America.

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Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (804)-333-1470 Email: fw5rw_evrnwr@fws.gov Distance: 32.66 miles

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is the newest of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Established in 1996, the goal of the Refuge is to protect 20,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands along the River and its major tributaries. As of May 2005, a total of 7,393 acres have been purchased from willing sellers or donat...

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Martin National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: 41022826921 Email: fw5rw_bwnwr@fws.gov Distance: 32.79 miles

Martin National Wildlife Refuge includes the northern half of Smith Island, which lies 11 miles west of Crisfield, MD, and Watts Island, which is located between the eastern shore of Virginia and Tangier Island. Both islands are situated in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The Refuge was established in 1954 when the late Glenn L. Martin donated 2569 acres to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Since t...

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Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Rank: 356 Distance: 33.65 miles

Prior to the Revolutionary War, Thomas Stone led a very comfortable life as a planter and lawyer. After realizing war with Great Britain was inevitable, he risked everything he held dear-- life, fortune, and sacred honor-- to safeguard American rights. To that end, Thomas Stone became one of 56 men to sign one of the most important documents in World History; the Declaration of Independence.

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Fort Washington Park

Rank: 123 5 Activites Phone: (301)-763-4600 Email: NACE_Fort_Washington_Park@nps.gov Distance: 40.62 miles

Built to defend the river approach to Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century.

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Harmony Hall National Park

Email: Nace_Fort_Washington_Park@nps.gov Distance: 40.94 miles

The 18th century Harmony Hall mansion is located on a 62.5-acre open pasture land estate along the Potomac River. This estate was purchased by the National Park Service in 1966, to preserve southern Maryland cultural heritage. Surrounded by a rich landscape, it offers visitors many chances to connect with Colonial History. The park also home to the remains of the Want Water House and canal.

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Piscataway Park

Rank: 191 3 Activites Email: Nace_fort_washington_park@nps.gov Distance: 41.16 miles

Piscataway Park is home to bald eagles, beavers, deer, foxes, ospreys, and many other species. To complement the surroundings, the park has, in addition to a public fishing pier and two boardwalks over fresh water tidal wetlands, a variety of nature trails, meadows, and woodland areas. The Park is also home to National Colonial Farm.

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Fort Foote Park

3 Activites Phone: (301)-763-4600 Email: NACE_Fort_Washington_Park@nps.gov Distance: 43.06 miles

Fort Foote was constructedin 1863 atop Rozier's Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C. Two of the Guns that prtoected Washington are still there along with the remains of the fort's earthworks.

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Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (703)-490-4979 Email: FW5RW_MSNNWR@fws.gov Distance: 43.64 miles

Mason Neck NWR was established in 1969 for the protection of nesting, feeding, and roosting habitat for the Bald eagles. It was the first federal refuge established specifically for the (then endangered) Bald eagle. The refuge is part of the Potomac River NWR Complex. The refuge, situated along the Potomac River on the Mason Neck peninsula, consists of 2277 acres of oak-hickory forest, f...

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Chesapeake Bay National Park

Distance: 43.87 miles

NPS helps you learn about and enjoy the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America. Here, you can visit major league cities, colonial towns, farms and fishing villages. You can learn to kayak, pick crabs, go fishing, tour a lighthouse, slurp oysters, and slow down to enjoy the natural beauty of the Chesapeake. Download the Chesapeake Explorer mobile app and have it at your fingertips.

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Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Park

Email: CAJO_Planner@nps.gov Distance: 43.87 miles

Four hundred years ago Englishman John Smith and a small crew of adventurers set out in an open boat to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Between 1607 and 1609 Smith and his crew mapped nearly 3,000 miles of the Bay and rivers and documented American Indian communities. Smith's map and journals are a remarkable record of the 17th-century Chesapeake. Come join the adventure on the Chesapeake Bay!

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Chesapeake Bay National Park

8 Activites Phone: (888)-229-9297 Distance: 43.87 miles

NPS helps you learn about and enjoy the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America. Here, you can visit major league cities, colonial towns, farms and fishing villages. You can learn to kayak, pick crabs, go fishing, tour a lighthouse, slurp oysters, and slow down to enjoy the natural beauty of the Chesapeake. Download the Chesapeake Explorer mobile app and have it at your fingertips.

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Park

Phone: (410)-260-2470 Email: abbi_wicklein-bayne@nps.gov Distance: 43.87 miles

For three years the young United States was embroiled in the War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of it, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. Through sites and landscapes in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and throughout Maryland, the Trail tells the stories of the events, people, and places that led to the birth of our National Anthem.

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Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

4 Activites Email: vanessa_molineaus@nps.gov Distance: 44.01 miles

The diverse history of Maryland and our national heritage can be experienced at Oxon Cove Park. Through hands on activities, living history programs, and more, you can experience farm life and how its changed over time. Explore how the park evolved from a plantation home during the War of 1812, to a hospital farm, to the park you can visit today.

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Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

11 Activites Phone: (410)-260-8744 Email: cweilminster@dnr.state.md.us Distance: 44.88 miles

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and is one of the most productive bodies of water in the world. The multi-component Chesapeake Bay Reserve in Maryland reflects the diversity of estuarine habitats found within the Maryland portion of the Bay. In the Maryland portion of the Bay's watershed are a variety of habitats. The Maryland Reserve encompasses several of those ha...

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Fort Dupont Park

4 Activites Email: julie_kutruff@nps.gov Distance: 46.02 miles

2014 will see major improvements on the Fort Dupont Park trail system. Fort Dupont Park offers over 10 miles of trails to its visitors. The seven mile long Hiker/Biker Trail connects six Civil War earthwork fortifications for mountain bikers and hikers to learn about the rich history of the Civil War Defenses of Washington while exercising in a beautiful mature forested park.

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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Rank: 273 2 Activites Email: julie_kutruff@nps.gov Distance: 46.30 miles

Walk the halls of Cedar Hill, home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery, Douglass escaped to spend his life fighting for justice and equality for all people. His tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity continue to inspire and sustain people today.

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Wood Thrush Trail National Park

5 Activites Phone: (703)-339-0410 Email: Theresa_Jefferson@es.blm.gov Distance: 46.50 miles

One mile loop trail on the 800 acres of the Meadowood SRMA on Mason Neck in Fairfax County, Virginia and plans to manage it to provide open space for recreation, environmental education, and wild horse and burro interpretation. The 800-acre Mason Neck peninsula, approximately 18 miles south of Washington, D.C., is also the site of Gunston Hall - historic home of George Mason IV, author of the Vi...

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Meadowood Special Recreation Area National Park

9 Activites Phone: (703)-339-8009 Email: BLM_ES_Meadowood@blm.gov Distance: 46.50 miles

Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area was established on October 18, 2001 and is located on Mason Neck peninsula in Fairfax County, Virginia. Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area offers 13 miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain bike trails including a universally accessible trail to Hidden Pond, two fishing ponds, 800 acres of forest and meadows, environmental education p...

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Anacostia Park

6 Activites Distance: 46.70 miles

Listen! Beneath the bustle of Washington, DC, the song of a meadowlark joins the sounds of friends, families, and fun. Authorized almost a hundred years ago as a multiple use park, Anacostia Park serves as a playground while protecting the natural scenery and water quality of the Anacostia River. The park serves as an example of how far-sighted urban planning serves today's generation as well.

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National Capital Parks-East

Rank: 64 1 Activites Phone: (202)-690-5185 Distance: 46.85 miles

Welcome to National Capital Parks-East. We invite you to journey to parks Beyond the Capital of Washington, D.C. National Capital Parks-East is 13 park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres of historic, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearby Maryland suburbs

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Suitland Parkway

Distance: 46.86 miles

Welcome to National Capital Parks-East! We invite you to journey to parks Beyond the Capital of Washington, D.C.  National Capital Parks-East is 13 park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres of historic, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearby Maryland suburbs.

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