Piscataway Park (http://www.nps.gov/pisc/index.htm), located along the Potomac River on the Maryland side, was created to protect the view from Mount Vernon across the Potomac. Within the park is the National Colonial Farm, a living history museum that depicts a Maryland middle-class family farm on the eve of the American Revolution. We'll hike the trails that wind through meadows, woods, wetlands, a native tree arboretum, and the Ecosystem Farm maintained by the Accokeek Foundation (http://accokeekfoundation.org/) .
(Optional: picnic at the park and take the 1 PM tour of the colonial farm.)
Distance: 4 miles (level, paved and unpaved)
Dogs: Allowed, leashed
Leader: Ken Meyercord, (571)[masked]
Directions: From the beltway in Maryland, take exit 3 to Indian Head Highway (MD Route 210 South) and go approximately 9.2 miles. After you pass Farmington Road, take a right at the next stop light onto Livingston Road (look for B&J Carryout). Drive one block and turn right on Biddle Road. At the stop sign, turn left on Bryan Point Road and follow 3.5 miles to the end.