Get Back to Nature at these 3 Parks!


Arlington is among Northern Virginia’s most vibrant and exciting locales, brimming with popular restaurants, bars, and attractions. However, sometimes it’s soothing to get away from the hustle and bustle and retreat to nature.

Why not take a day this autumn to explore Arlington’s nature preserves and outdoor parks? The leaves are changing colors and the temperatures are extremely pleasant. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors! Here are three of the most popular Arlington parks to visit:

Potomac Overlook Regional Park – Commune with the great outdoors amid 70 acres of wooded trails. Discover everything from organic gardens to an old Indian village site as you wander the trails toward the Potomac. Among the brilliant fall colors of autumn, there are streams to cross, a nature center to visit, and it’s not uncommon to come face to face with the deer that call the park home. Learn more at

Long Branch Nature Center – Explore a beautiful setting that offers a natural habitat for bird watching and other outdoor activities. There are sightings of everything from woodpeckers to wood ducks and warblers. Learn more at

Theodore Roosevelt Island – Immerse yourself in this idyllic, 91-acre wooded island sanctuary that serves as both a wonderful tribute to our nation’s 26th president, who was an avid outdoorsman and naturalist, and another amazing place to enjoy autumnal colors. Learn more at