This post is part of a weekly feature where we will focus on events and issues, related to the environment, happening in our own back yard of Washington, DC. Come back next Wednesday for another post.
This past weekend in DC was one for the record books. An extraordinarily beautiful weekend with perfect temperatures. A look at next weekend's weather shows we can expect more great days with highs in the low 80's and lots of sunshine.
Now is the time to get out and enjoy the many outdoor activities our area has to offer before the miserable summer heat sets in and you race from one air conditioned room to another.
The website dc.about.com has done a thorough job of laying out all the different outdoor experiences available in our area.
Among the hiking paths listed by the site are the Rock Creek Trail, Great Falls, Sugarloaf Mountain and Bull Run Regional Park. You can see all of their trail recommendations HERE.
The site also lists great bike trails like the Capital Crescent Trail and the Mt. Vernon Trail. I've ridden on both of these trails, as well as the Rock Creek Trail, and I highly recommend them. They are all very safe with lots of nature to admire while you ride. You can read more about them HERE.
This weekend I'd like to try kayaking somewhere in the area. I've seen the kayakers down in Georgetown by the Potomac and it looks very relaxing. There are apparently lots of choices for kayaking, you can see them all HERE.
Whatever you do this weekend, make sure you take some time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Just make sure you don't leave a footprint by leaving garbage behind or harming the natural environment.