A paddle boarder on the Potomac seen from the Capital Crescent Trail
1. How about combining a couple of outdoor activities to take advantage of the nice weather? Bike the Capital Crescent Trail along the C&O Canal from Georgetown to Fletcher’s Cove, then rent canoes, kayaks, or paddle boards for some fun on the river (or you can just do one or the other). And, of course, you can start the bike ride farther out or extend it down the trail. See more about the venture in this old KFDC post and this more recent one.
2. If you prefer to stay on land on foot, Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD, is a lovely place for nature walks with kids. The grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk, and admission is free.
3. With kids distance learning this fall, we’re going to be eating a lot of lunches at home, so here are some ideas that sound good for little palates — and big ones, too.
A peek into the Moongate Garden at the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden
1. The Enid A. Haupt Garden, the grounds behind the Smithsonian Castle, have reopened. It’s a lovely place to stroll around and there are some neat little side areas to explore, like the Moongate Garden adjacent to the Freer|Sackler and the Fountain Garden next to the National Museum of African Art. It’s open daily from dawn to dusk. And you can extend your National Mall garden ventures with a walk through the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden and the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden across the way.)
The 2020 March on Washington will culminate at the MLK Jr. Memorial
1. The 2020 March on Washington, officially named Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off our Necks, is taking place today. Thousands are expected to gather for it to protest police brutality the event that will be headlined by Rev. Al Sharpton. There will be a pre-program from 8-11am, then speakers from 11am – 1pm, followed by a march from Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park. The Washington Post as more good to know info, including registration, street closures, and safety measures.