These wetlands in Kingman Lake (not really a lake but part of the Anacostia River) are in the shadow of the soon-to-be-demolished RFK Stadium, former home of the Washington Redskins.
Kingman Island and Heritage Island are situated in the Anacostia River and part of Northeast and Southeast Washington, D.C. Both islands are manmade, built from material dredged from the Anacostia and completed in 1916. They’re rugged but beautiful islands, perfect for hiking and biking, which also have an extensive wetlands area.
I didn’t even know they existed until a neighbor said he often walked his dog there. It must have taken us 10 minutes to drive to the islands from our house. Amazing that such places exist within the city limits!
Lunch, posted earlier: