Today’s Tip: Roosevelt Island, DC
Theodore Roosevelt Island was created in 1930’s as a memorial to America’s 26th President – who was an avid outdoorsman. Today the park is a refuge in the middle of the city. Surrounded the Potomac River, the island with its mini forrest and wild deer roaming, feels miles away from the seat of American power.
The park is in Arlington, VA right across the River from Georgetown and it is open year round. Entrance is free. No cars or bikes are allowed the island but it can be reached on foot via The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail or from Georgetown by crossing the Key Bridge. It is also a short walk form the Roslyn Metro.
In the summer, you can rent kayaks along the Potomac and paddle over to the island for a picnic or an afternoon stroll.