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Dates: 1/2/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Alexandria, VA
Event Name: Dyke Marsh
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105403 2017/Y1820
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10/12 KM/5KM - 1A
Description: Hours 7am-10pm. Walk dawn-dusk. Call for hours on major holidays. Ask counter for "Walk Box" from beneath counter or from manager's office. The trail leads through pleasant residential neighborhoods and follows the Mount Vernon hiker/biker trail for more than 4 KM beside Dyke Marsh and the Potomac River. An optional 2 KM trail leads out and back to a point overlooking the marsh, which is a popular locale for birdwatchers.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Honoring Our Flag, National Parks Centennial Challenge, Points of Reference, United States Post Offices
Start Times: 7AM-9PM
Location: Roy Rogers Family Restaurant
Start Point / Driving Directions: 1506 Belle View (Belle View Shopping Center) 703-660-1264. From MD or VA on Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495): Drive to Alexandria, exit 177A (US-1 S; Ft Belvoir). Merge left about 0.2 miles, turn left at Huntington. Turn left to drive on Huntington for 1 block to Ft Hunt. Turn right, drive S on Ft Hunt about 1 mile to 2nd traffic signal, Belle View. Turn left, drive E on Belle View for about 2 blocks on Belle View. Roy Rogers at far (E) end of shopping center on left.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Trail is rated 2B and is suitable for strollers but wheelchairs will have some difficulty. The trail leads through pleasant residential neighborhoods and follows the Mount Vernon hiker/biker trail for more than 4 KM beside Dyke Marsh and the Potomac River. An optional 2 KM trail leads out and back to a point overlooking the marsh, which is a popular locale for birdwatchers.


Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
Contact: Helen Garamone (703) 360-5692
Website: www.scenicroutes.us/nvv/
E-Mail Contact: hkgaramone@hotmail.com