Archive for the ‘Trails’ Category

The POW! WOW! grafitti art event is back in DC. Throughout the Metropolitan Branch Trail and around the NoMa neighborhood, new works of art are coming to life.

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Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County is a lovely place to spend a spring day. With both paved and unpaved walking trails, it offers something for everyone.

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The 10-mile Sligo Creek Trail travels alongside Sligo Creek, which flows through Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Maryland. 

Montgomery County’s Rock Creek Trail is a 14 mile paved path for pedestrians and cyclists that meanders through Rock Creek Regional Park. Going north, it ends at Lake Needwood, and to the south it connects with Rock Creek Park (operated by the National Park Service within the District of Columbia). 


I’ve recently started using one of the best kept secrets of DC: the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Running alongside several stations on the eastern side of Metro’s Red Line, the Met Branch Trail feels secluded in a good sense of the word. On any given day I come across people walking and cycling to work, joggers, teens walking to and from school, moms with strollers, and others. What the trail doesn’t have (except on a small stretch I’ve avoided so far) is interference from cars.

The view along the Met Branch Trail is both great and varied– from old industrial buildings to rail yards to a view of the US Capitol and even great graffiti art (kudos to @PowWowDC).img_1432img_1424img_1430