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Saturday: “Skate, bike, run or hike your way into Anacostia Park along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in celebration of National Trails Day”

by Prince Of Petworth May 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm 3 Comments

courtesy National Parks Service

From a press release:

“Skate, bike, run or hike your way into Anacostia Park along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in celebration of National Trails Day. On June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Anacostia Park will host a National Trails Day event that is fun for the whole family.

Start your excursion at the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion in Anacostia Park (D.C.) or at Bladensburg Waterfront Park in Bladensburg, Md. and enjoy “pit stops” along the way! With about 20 miles of scenic trail between both starting points, visitors that can make it to both ends and collect stamps or stickers from each pit stop win a FREE prize!

Pit stops will offer FREE interactive activities in which you can enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Anacostia River leaving from the Anacostia Aquatic Center at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.; experience close encounters with various aquatic wildlife that live in the Anacostia River; learn to fish with guided lessons; get bike tune-ups; feel the pelts of animals you may see on the trail; receive health screenings; participate in outdoor stretching and exercising lessons; and much more!

“With the extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail into Bladensburg, Md., so many new people have visited the park,” Tara Morrison, superintendent of Anacostia Park said. “My hope is that someone who visits for the trail, sees and connects with the other unique resources that we offer and returns during the summer to enjoy it.”

Anacostia Park is a signature urban park that is actively managed to improve and protect the quality and resiliency of the Anacostia River ecosystem. For more information regarding pit stops along the way visit www.nps.gov/anac.”

  • Robert

    Just make sure you’re prepared to protect yourself.

    • DRC

      I believe you’re thinking of the Metro Branch Trail. I made the same mistake recently.

  • DRC

    So I recently did a couple bike rides on the Anacostia trail and I must say it is way nicer than I would have imagined. The pavement is decent and not full of cracks. The signage is amazing and way better than anything in VA along the Mt. Vernon trail or even the W&OD. We rode from DC all the way up to Hyattsville and the trail goes even further than that.

    My friend’s family owns District Hardware and Bike and they have started doing group bike rides from the Wharf area (where his new shop will open this fall) up to Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville (where they will be sourcing their coffee for the new shop), then back down to Bardo by the Nats stadium. Proceeds of sales at Vigilante are put back towards the Anacostia watershed. They are doing it again this weekend, June 3rd, open to the public. 10am meetup at the brand new SW waterfront park, the ride is about 22 miles round trip and they have multiple leaders to go at any ride pace.


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