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Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria

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Huntley Meadows Park, the largest park operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority (1,452 acres (588 ha)), is located in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County, Virginia, south of the city of Alexandria. The park features a visitor center, a beaver-created wetland with boardwalk, wildlife observation platforms, and an interpretative trail system. The park is home to abundant wildlife and is known for attracting many birds, amphibians, and plants that are considered less common in the region. Secondary-growth forest, sprinkled with several small, native-grass and wildflower meadows surround much of the wetland habitat. The main bodies of water that flow through the park are Dogue Creek at the western border of the park, Barnyard Run, the source of the park's Central Wetland, and the headwaters of Little Hunting Creek.
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  • its a must see place..Nature is at its best. I wish we had more time to just sit and relax/listen to the nature.  more »
  • This is my favorite park in the area and has been since I was a child. But this review is specifically for those visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic: I found it harder to socially distance here...  more »
  • Great park in the middle of the city! The paths are very well taken care of. The wildlife is abundant. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful. It's a great place for a walk or just to go and reflect. Overall it's just a very beautiful place!
  • Natural, preserved wetland. Lots of birds, turtles, and other wildlife. Sometimes you might see a beaver. All kinds of trees, plants, and things that grow in the water. Miles of paths to walk on. Beautiful little escape from the city life. Watch out for spiderwebs. Wear mosquito repellent.

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