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Chris spends his time photographing and taking video of wildlife and nature. He spent 2 years in high school studying forestry (Gainesville, FL) and is currently studying to be an Advanced Master Naturalist at the University of Florida. His mission is to inspire others to get outside and learn.

US Capitol Remains In Washington, DC
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US Capitol Remains In Washington, DC

A great historical destination in Washington D.C. is the US Capitol Remains located in Rock Creek Park about a half of mile from the nature center. These remains are from the original East Portico of the U.S. Capitol of 1828 which contained 24 Corinthian columns and other Virginia blocks and sandstones. The original East Portico…

Fort Marcy
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Fort Marcy

If you are going to be in our nation’s Capitol and want a great place to visit that had a lot of historical value, Fort Marcy is hot spot to put on your list to see. Plus, it’s got great nature spots and many hiking trials so it’s completely outdoorsy and peaceful. There is so…

Dead River Park Hiking Review
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Dead River Park Hiking Review

Park Information Dead River Park Trail Map Dead River Park Home Page Address Dead River Park 15098 Dead River Road Thonotosassa, FL 33592 Hours 9 am to 5:30 pm Entrance Fee $2.00 Dead River Park is located at 15098 Dead River Road in Thonotosassa, FL. There is a $2.00 entrance fee. The park is made…

Masonic – Freemason Engravings
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Masonic – Freemason Engravings

Living in the Washington, DC area you’ll see a lot of past work from the Freemasons but only if you know what you are looking for. I’m no expert on the subject but I’m learning very quickly as I see more and more signs of our founding fathers and their feats of engineering on my…

Maryland Mine Ruins – Gold Mine Loop Hiking Review
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Maryland Mine Ruins – Gold Mine Loop Hiking Review

Park Information Maryland Mine Ruins – Gold Mine Loop Trail Map C&O Canal National Historical Park Home Page Address C&O National Historical Park 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 Hours 8am – Sundown Entrance Fee $10.00 The Maryland Mine Ruin (Gold Mine Loop) trails are located in Great Falls – Chesapeake And Ohio Canal National…

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve Hiking Review
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Scott’s Run Nature Preserve Hiking Review

Park Information Scott’s Run Nature Preserve Trail Map Scott’s Run Nature Preserve Home Page Address Scott’s Run Nature Preserve 7400 Georgetown Pike Mclean, VA 22102 Hours Sunrise – Sunset Entrance Fee Free Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is located at 7400 Georgetown Pike, Mclean, VA 22102 and is comprised of 300+ acres. There is no entrace…

Circle B Reserve Hiking Review
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Circle B Reserve Hiking Review

Park Information Circle B Reserve Trail Map Circle B Reserve Home Page Address Circle B Reserve 4399 Winter Lake Road Lakeland, FL 33803 Hours 5:30am – 8:30pm (Hours are seasonal) Entrance Fee Free Circle B Reserve is located at 4339 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803. There is a welcome center at the entrance and…

Rocky Islands Hiking Review
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Rocky Islands Hiking Review

Park Information C&O National Historical Park Trail Map C&O National Historical Park Home Page Address C&O National Historical Park 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854 Hours 8am – Sundown Entrance Fee $10.00 When I was hiking the Billy Goat A Trail in the Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park, I saw a range of rocky…

Theodore Roosevelt Island Hiking Review
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Theodore Roosevelt Island Hiking Review

Park Information Theodore Roosevelt Island Trail Map Theodore Roosevelt Island Home Page Address Theodore Roosevelt Island 38°53’50.0″N 77°03’51.0″W Hours 8am – Sunset Entrance Fee Free Theodore Roosevelt Island is 88.5 acres of forest land and sits in the middle of the Potomac River. You access the island via a footbridge on the Virginia side of…

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