Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CMN03: Riverside Park


Riverside Park is nestled between the Parkway and the Potomac River. This park highlights the importance of preserving ecologically significant sites near urban complexes. They offer great wildlife viewing and recreational opportunities close to population centers through the conservation of key wild places. The park is a terrific spot for observing fall and spring migrants. A trail runs along the river through riparian woodlands providing opportunities to view both migrating and breeding songbirds. Open vistas overlooking the Potomac feature views of osprey and wintering waterfowl. Open grassy areas host dragonflies and song sparrows during summer months.


From Dyke Marsh Preserve, turn left onto George Washington Memorial Parkway. Drive 6.0 miles and turn left into Riverside Park.

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