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.


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