20+ hiking places in DC, Maryland, and Virginia: Post-Quarantine.

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Importance of Sightseeing and Hiking post quarantine:

The pandemic of coronavirus has never shocked us with one disastrous incident. Unlike many of the great tragedies of history. Nevertheless, the lethal epidemic has snaked around the world and has affected millions since it first emerged in November as a worldwide health issue.

Summer is officially here, and that means that millions of nervous people are probably on the road in a car when they fly coronavirus age. As the US national parks and forests reopen, a significant number of holidaymakers will be looking forward to extending their legs on the road, from Washington ‘s Soapstone Park to the National Park Virginia Shenandoah.

While the COVID-19 still takes lives, the world’s places are beginning to open again. There are more travelers on aircraft. Reinstalling routes are airlines. Given the remaining threats, Countries and States continued to accept tourists. For now, in several ways, travel may seem different. There is a world of face masks, physical detachment, shut down companies, and two-week quarantines to be explored. After being lock down from 3 months, to get rid of the lazy routine of home, people should explore and hike with proper precautions.

How sightseeing can be a relaxing and soothing gateway for mental health?

Daily stress can truly affect your mind and body. You may be searching for the perfect opportunities to get away from it as you work day after day, waste hours in the peak hour of traffic, and continually add to your everlasting to-do list. Taking a deep breath. Keep it, and exhale, for a second.

Feel more comfortable? Breathing is one means of calming. It’s no news that travel is good for your physical well-being, but a lot of science suggests that exploring a new place can also do wonderful results for your mental and emotional health.

It helps you to be reinvented. Relaxation can help you keep your mind and body healthy and help you recover from the stresses of everyday life. If you feel stressed, you can spend just a few minutes in nature. When you’re anxious, go outside and take a quick stroll or simply relax in the countryside. But you don’t need to feel your stress-reducing effects necessarily in nature.

20+ hiking places in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia:

While Washington DC is a wonderful place to explore, during your visit, it is perfectly safe to spend time outside. Fortunately, DC is not too far away from several fantastic parks and hiking trails. Virginia is a walking destination – Virginia provides an adventurous route for all activities from walks to the coastal marsh to spectacular backpacking trips along the famed Appalachian Trail. Awe at your closest stroll in Virginia beautiful panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Range, rushing waterfalls, wildflowers, rhododendron, and large hemlock trees.

DC Hiking and sightseeing locations:

  • Arboretum- 3501 New York Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC
  • Rock Creek Trail Juniper Trailhead-1730 Juniper St NW, DC
  • Soapstone Valley Park- 2900 Audubon Ter NW, DC(at N 29th St Van Ness/Forest Hills)
  • Fort Circle Park Biker Trail- 3600 F and Minnesota St SE, DC
  • Kingman and Heritage Island Park -575 Oklahoma Ave NE, Washington, DC

Maryland Hiking and sightseeing locations:

  • Black Hills Regional Park- 20930 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds, MD
  • Cascade Falls-Elkridge, MD
  • Sugarloaf Mountains- 7901 Comus Rd, Dickerson, MD
  • Paint Brand Trails- 4618-4620 Cherry Hill rd., College Park, MD
  • Burnt Mills East Special Park- 10701 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD
  • Allen Pond Park-3330 Northview Drive Bowie, MD
  • Laurel Lake- 8385 Cherry Lane, Laurel
  • Wincopin Trails-9313 Vollmerhausen Rd, Jessup, MD 20794
  • Brookside Gardens Butterfly Park-1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, Maryland
  • Billy Goat Trail-11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854
  • Northwest Brand Stream Valley Park-16109 Llewellyn Manor Way, Colesville, MD 20905

Virginia Hiking and sightseeing locations:

  • Scotts Run-7400, VA-193, Mclean Virginia
  • Prince William Forest Hill Park- 18170 Park Entrance Rd, Triangle, VA 22172
  • Mount Vernon Trail- 1198 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Alexandria, VA
  • Bull Run Occoquan Trail- 12619 Old Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA
  • Great Falls Park- 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA
  • Pohick Stream Valley Trail- 9495 Burke Rd, Burke, VA

Bonus Hiking and sightseeing destinations:

1)Catoctin Mountain Park: 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD

The park has spectacular scenery, rugged hills, and proximity to Cunningham Falls on the east side. The wilder side is on the west side of the park. Walkers prefer to look at nature, wetlands, and the natural environment more closely. Picnic areas and campgrounds are connected to the western side of the park.

The resources remain minimal as the park starts a phasing-out process. In certain places, bathrooms, such as toilets and drinking water are also not accessible. The visitor center facilities are still not accessible.

2) Rocks State Park: 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Rd, Jarrettsville, MD 21084

Rocks State Park is situated in the remote north of Harford, which has 855 acres of rocky woodlands. The State Park of Rocks was established in Maryland to protect beauty in the natural world in particular. Maryland bought the park to preserve the spectacular 190-foot high rock surrounding the King and Queen Seat overlooking the Deer Creek.

3: Mary’s Rock Summit Trail: 2 East Luray, Virginia

South of Thornton Gap ‘s entrance, Mary’s Rock is in Shenandoah Central District National Park. This description details the walk from the parking area of the Meadow Spring, but alternate routes begin from the parking area of the Panorama (3.5 miles), Jewel Hollow Overlook (6-mile round trip), and the parking area Buck Hollow (9 kilometers). Meadow Spring is the shortest path to the summit and is my favorite option for sunset hikes.

4: Theodore Roosevelt Island:

Theodore Roosevelt Island is located in Washington DC, on the Potomac River. A perfect refuge from the city is this remote island with a 1,6-mile path that can be experienced by excursions of all ages. This simple route is one of the best ways to walk in Washington DC with boardwalks through marshy fields, safe forest walks, and the chance to get away from Washington DC while remaining within the urban boundaries. As the town is in the middle, public transportation should require you to reach Theodore Roosevelt Island. A picturesque footbridge over the river leads into the island from the main parking area.

5: Black Rock Summit:

The Blackrock Summit provides some of the finest views of Shenandoah National Park Southern Region. There are few walks which bring such a small effort to such a great reward. The half-mile trek to the top takes you from north to south to a view of 270 degrees. It is another perfect choice for sunrise or sunset. While Shenandoah National Park is open all year round, due to the weather conditions it is also possible to close the Skyline Drive during winter.

Once you go, please search for closures! Loft Mountain Camping and Loft Mountain Wayside are 5 miles north of the Blackrock Summit parking area, as you stroll along the Appalachian Trail and camp in the woods. There are foodstuffs and materials.

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