Thanks to Holden for asking us @PoPville on Twitter, “anyone know of a place to “get out of the city” feel under 1 hour of driving? Might I add: less rigorous than Shenandoah hiking, getting hip surgery in two weeks” Here are the initial responses (please add yours to the comments):
“The anacostia river trail has spots that feel out of the city”
“Check to see if Sugarloaf Mountain is open. Not far at all”
“Check out Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. They are an oasis within DC.”
“I would say front royal. Smidge more than an hour but you have hiking and river tubing”
“If you like to drink, I suggest Purcellville, VA. They’ve got wonderful breweries, distilleries and wineries. Also some nice low-commitment hiking trails.”
“Underground Railroad trails in Sandy Spring … great walk, educational”
“Lake Needwood. It’s in Montgomery County.”
“Calvert cliffs. Its a long but flat walk.”
“Kent Island. There’s a nature park, hiking trails and a beach!”
“Harpers Ferry, Antietam area,Catoctin Mt Park, Cunningham Falls st Park”
“Bull Run for a stroll in the woods.
Paradise Winery for outdoor chilling.
Sugarloaf for hiking.
Watermelon Park for river tubing.”
“To me, Rock Creek Park feels farther out of town than most anything within a couple of hours drive. A beach chair, a cooler and maybe a little bbq at the edge of the water under the trees.”
“American Chestnut Land Trust in Calvert Co. Jug Bat Natural Area in Ann Arundel. Patuxent River Park and Merkle Sanctuary Prince Georges.”
“@WheatlandSpring Fantastic beer, beautiful grounds, excellent health and safety measures”
“Prince William Forest!”
“Its like an hour and a half but go to Shenandoah…”
“Calvert Cliffs State Park has beautiful trails-that are fairly even-thru dense woods. 1.8 mile trek to the beach. Go early. Follow @MDStateParks for park density updates l.
Patuxent Research Refuge is closer, flatter, and used to run a trolly.”
“wife and I went to whiffletree farm out in Warrenton to escape lockdown for a bit – almost exactly an hour drive and it was fantastic. great fresh local food.”
“Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary”
“If beer on the schedule, I’d suggest the @Manorhillbrew farm.”