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Theodore Roosevelt Island, DC (accessed from VA side of Potomac)

  • Theodore Roosevelt Island, DC (map)

Meet leader Kris Lansing at the bridge entrance to the Island, just off the main parking lot.  The island has footpaths and boardwalk through wooded and marsh terrain.  Sponsored by ASNV.

Getting there:  Theodore Roosevelt Island sits in the Potomac River near the Key Bridge. The only way to reach the island by land is from the Virginia side of the river, although the island is actually part of Washington, DC.  Drivers can only reach Theodore Roosevelt Island from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. After Memorial Bridge, follow the sign to turn right into the parking lot. For metro riders, the island is a 15 minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro station. From the station, walk toward the Key Bridge. A short connecting trail leads downhill from the downstream side of the bridge, across the parkway, and into the parking lot at Theodore Roosevelt Island.