The C&O Canal Towpath Calling for
Explorers via Marc Andre
Three days after Halloween and it feels like we're in a new season, "Holiday Season". Yet, leaves are still clinging to trees like this new candy is to our belly. Use this #OneHealthDay as a motivation to get moving... outside:
Directly across from Nats Stadium, Diamond Teague Park offers a unique urban feel with play stations (ping pong and chess!), piers for canoes and kayaks, and bicycle trails. It’s relaxing to walk the Riverwalk Trail boardwalk from the ballpark to the lively Yards Park. Along the walk, it’s interesting to note the “sinker logs”, aka simple benches reclaimed from sinker logs dredged from the bottom of the Mississippi River. Or you may spot some innovative "floating islands" of aquatic plants that rise and fall with the tides - turtles are very frequently seen. Off the entrance of the park near Potomac Ave, there’s a beautiful mosaic sculpture paying homage to Diamond Teague and celebrating the life of the river and its relationship to the young people who are its stewards.
If you want to go where the locals go, visit Stanton Park nestled between Capitol Hill and the H Street Corridor. Smaller than nearby Lincoln Park, Stanton Park appears more inviting with open grass, mature trees, and nice shades for picnic lovers. There are a number of benches dotted across the park, a playground in the western section, and a “dog-walker favorited” section in the eastern half of the park. Nowadays a perfect local escape from the city, it’s hard to remember Stanton Park as one of those “not too nice” areas near Capitol Hill during the 80s and 90s. Kudos to another strong community association, who ultimately revitalized the place! Fun fact: while fondly described by the locals “our community park,” Stanton Park is actually a national park managed by the National Park Service!
THURSDAY NOV. 3 | 6:30 - 9:00 PM
First Thursday Mountain Athletics @ THE NORTH FACE
Change up your routine and join Mountain Athletics' free training session geared towards preparing and achieving any outdoor goal, whether it’s finishing an endurance challenge, becoming a stronger skier, or summiting a 14'er. After the work-out, food and refreshments will be served at The North Face Georgetown store location. RSVP so that they can get an accurate headcount for food.
It’s time for your favorite vintage-inspired fall bike ride! Grab your ticket, finalize the fine details of your outfit, and meet Dandies & Quaintrelles group for the 2016 Tweed Ride and Jazz-Age Jam. Riders will meet up around noon at a secret location (that will be shared with those who sign up for the ride), cruise through our fair District, take breaks for pictures and snacks, and then gather for a night of merriment and style at Roofers Union.