Tag Archives: Get Outside

DC’s Best Day Hike: Billy Goat Trail

Published First on RootsRated.com The Billy Goat Trail near Great Falls is easily one of the best nature hikes near DC. It’s especially worthwhile if you’re looking to get a half-day dose of the outdoors and some exercise without the commitment of driving too far outside of DC, northern Virginia, or southern Maryland. There are three main trails—A, […]

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Beach Camping on Maryland’s Assateague Island

First Published on RootsRated.com It almost sounds mythical—wild horses, campsites just steps from the shore, permission to build fires inside the perimeters of a U.S. National Park—but on Maryland’s Assateague Island, this is just what you’ll find. It’s easy to fall in love with this island. Who wouldn’t bask in the joy of building a post-dinner bonfire […]

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Easy Labor Day Camping Spots Near Washington, DC

First published on RootsRated.com Early September just might be the best time of year to go camping in the greater Washington, DC area. The weather is still warm enough to wear light clothing while hiking, boating, and lounging at camp, but it is not so hot that you feel as though you might wilt beneath the sun. Bugs […]

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DC Monument and Memorial Bike Riding

First published on RootsRated.com Nearly 20 million people travel to Washington, DC from all over the world each year, and for most, a visit to the capital monuments is the first stop on the list. That is certainly a strong showing of just how far word-of-mouth travels about the awe of the landmarks that depict the […]

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DC bike commuter rides toward the U.S. Capitol Building on Pennsylvania Avenue (Credit: Stefanie Payne)

Washington Bike to Work Day is May 15th!

“I ride because it takes the public out of public transportation.” “I ride because it’s cheaper than owning a car.” “I ride because it helps me get my daily exercise in without having to deal with the gym.” “I ride because I do my best thinking on a bike.” “I ride because I want to do my […]

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