Fun Things for Kids to do in DC | Huntley Meadows Park
FIELD TRIP! With working overtime as the theme of our summer, I was so excited to finally have a opportunity to take a day off to attend my son’s summer camp field trip to Huntley Meadows Park.
This 1500 acre reserve of wildlife and beauty is located just 10 miles south of Washington, DC in Fairfax County’s Hybla Valley.
The 1/2 mile boardwalk through the wetlands is a perfect trail for young minds to observe and appreciate this brilliant landscape.
The majestic park is home to beavers, frogs, and dragonflies as well as over 200 different species of birds.
Wetlands are a huge wonder for young minds, as they purify polluted waters and help to control the destructive power of floods and storms.
Much a part of its historical significance is that the wetland is naturally shaped by the drifts of the Potomac River.
With a solar eclipse and a hurricane, this summer alone showcased the spectrum of how natural wonders can cause both fascination and devastation. It’s never too early to start learning about the importance of preserving and protecting our natural resources and Huntley Meadows Park is a great place to start. Happy Labor Day!