On Saturday, November 19, NPS and FoTRI will be on the Island to discuss the Cultural Landscape Report the Park Service is working on for Theodore Roosevelt Island. We'll be on the island from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to answer questions and talk more about this exciting project. Bonus tip for FoTRI enthusiats: We suspect that there may be some NPS 100th Anniversary Swag to give away!
Consistent with its mission to promote public awareness of Theodore Roosevelt Island, The Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island (FOTRI) is opening the island to digital visitors as well! Using a special camera generously loaned to us by Google, FOTRI spent hours taking and uploading 360° photographs from along the Woods Trail, Swamp Trail, and connecting trails. The nearly 300 images are now available on Google Maps and have already been viewed over 4,000 times in less than two weeks. We purposefully left plenty of the island unexplored to encourage visitors to come out and enjoy the island’s miles of trails in person.
Have a group that would benefit from a private tour or activity on the Island? We can help.
Theodore Roosevelt Island offers visitors a variety of recreational opportunities in a natural setting all within the large metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. A network of hiking trails allows visitors to explore the natural environments including the Swamp Trail, the Woods Trail and the Upland Trail. These trails provide an escape from the city and give visitors a chance to experience the solitude of walking through the woods or along the boardwalk in the wetlands along the Potomac River. The Island is also a popular recreational area for dog walkers, joggers and birdwatchers. The surrounding Potomac River provides a unique off-site view and experience for boaters, kayakers and paddle boarders. There is no boating access to the Island and bicycles are not permitted.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/this
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