This is a weekly Old Town walk of ~ 3 miles out & back for a total 6 mi. We'll start at Jones Point and walk along the waterfront on Mt Vernon Trail to Dangerfield Island and back.
Optional route: Turn around marker for ~ 3 mile route at Madison St - Dee Campbell Rowing Center at the end of the Oronco Bay Park. We'll occasionally vary this route to spice it up and explore more of Old Town.
Optional refreshments after.
Jones Point Park is located on the Potomac River, just south of Old Town Alexandria. It was a critical piece of the city of Alexandria's history as one of the largest centers for shipping, manufacturing, and transportation in the nation. Its lighthouse, built in 1855, is the last remaining riverine lighthouse in Virginia.
Jones Point Park is located on the southern edge of Old Town Alexandria underneath the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
From the northbound lanes of Washington Street (the George Washington Memorial Parkway) turn right on Green Street. Drive two blocks, then turn right onto South Royal Street. Drive to the cul-de-sac at the end of the street and turn left to enter the park.
From the southbound lanes of Washington Street (the George Washington Memorial Parkway) turn left on Green Street. Drive two blocks, then turn right onto South Royal Street. Drive to the cul-de-sac at the end of the street, and turn left to enter the park.
Parking is available at the end of the entrance road. Overflow parking is available on city streets outside the park, but motorists must abide by posted parking restrictions and time limitations.